For Funders

Invest in a new kind of philanthropy for greater impact.


Despite growing attention on nonprofit sustainability and some investment in capacity building by a relatively small group of institutional funders, significant efforts to innovate and scale revenue generation and share best practices remain an underfunded capacity building blind spot. Considering the reality that 78 percent of nonprofits applying for grants have no written or specific fundraising plan to sustain their programs after the grant periods end and about half of all U.S. nonprofits are operating with less than one month’s cash reserves, the time is now for an intentional and substantive response from philanthropy.

The Progressive Multiplier  addresses this need directly in pioneering new ways to finance and support scalable revenue generation projects. By focusing on small dollar mass market revenue generation efforts, we help organizations strengthen and scale the front end of their fundraising pipeline with more sustainable dollars from individuals who support their missions.  The staff comprises more than 50 years of collective revenue generation and fundraising experience.  Our team possesses a superior understanding of small donor fundraising, membership recruitment and retention as well as member benefit programs and revenue-producing marketing techniques such as sponsored content, and it specializes in risk management for investing in such programs. Investments made in the Progressive Multiplier are well leveraged, generating on average a 5:1 return for grantee organizations.

Available Funding opportunities
  • Progressive Stimulus Project, a 36-month initiative that aims to strengthen the financial sustainability and agency of local, state and national nonprofits as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession
  • Program areas in Human Rights and Social Justice, The Environment and Realizing Democracy
  • Program area concentrations, like Environmental Justice
  • Capacity Building Partnerships to support a fund or foundation's grantees in revenue generation projects
  • The Center of Excellence, providing unique peer sharing and revenue generation education through online community and cohort structure
To learn more, contact Mina Devadas, Director of Strategic Partnerships, via email or call 844.634.6363, ext. 646.
For Grant Seekers

Funders and donors are looking to maximize their giving imact.

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For Grant Seekers

Progressive Multiplier uses our knowledge to identify compelling projects and distribute grants for maximum capacity building impact, and supports organizations as they grow and scale.

For Grant Seekers
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Insights and knowledge about revenue generation best practices and innovations filter back to both our grantees and our funders.


These grants are for mature mass market revenue generation programs that are seeking to scale a proven successful tactic.  Grants are for up to $120,000 for projects lasting twelve months or more.  Each grantee organization receives fifteen to thirty hours of fundraising consulting time as part of their grant depending on the project’s complexity.  These grants are paid back to the Progressive Multiplier out of the project proceeds so that they can be quickly regranted back to the movement.  

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These grants are for established mass market revenue generation programs seeking to build their program’s foundation.  Grants are approximately $25,000 for projects lasting up to twelve months.  Nonprofits may receive up to two consecutive Test Grants, aiming to move toward Scale Grant eligibility.  Each grantee organization receives twenty hours of fundraising consulting time as part of their grant.  
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These grants are for nascent mass market revenue generation programs that have a proven successful tactic to scale.  Grants are usually $10,000 or less for projects lasting up to six months.  Nonprofits may receive up to four consecutive Kickstart Grants, as a path toward Test Grant eligibility.  Each grantee organization receives ten hours of fundraising consulting time as part of their grant.  

The Progressive Multiplier is also able to provide market rate loans to finance certain aspects of revenue generation projects. 

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We’re grateful to our funder partners.


“One of our most critical challenges over the next three years is to build a dynamic, new progressive financial engine to fuel growth and development of sustainable revenue from millions of new contributors, fee-payers and customers to support progressive organizations for decades to come.”

Keith Mestrich

Amalgamated Bank