Coffee Circle Foundation e.V.: Coffee Vision Fund ...

Coffee Circle Foundation e.V.: Coffee Vision Fund I Now Open for Submission

The Coffee Circle Foundation e.V. is launching Coffee Vision Fund I, a EUR 500,000 initiative to empower coffee communities. The fund is now open for submissions, global participation is encouraged. Focus areas of the fund are WaSH, education, sustainable cultivation, fair supply chains, climate resilience, and advocacy for a more sustainable coffee industry. Please find further information and details about the application requirements below.

New Calls for Proposal to drive global change in coffee communities

Coffee Circle would like to focus this call on proposals that respond to our three main impact strategies:

  1. People: Improving livelihoods
  2. Planet: Achieving net positive impact
  3. Profit: Shaping the market through advocacy and influence


AlthoughCoffee Circle expects most projects to fall under the pillar „People: Improving livelihoods“, Coffee Circle will favor projects that respond to more than one strategy in order to increase our impact.

What Coffee Circle fund


Coffee Circle sources quality coffees from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Main sourcing countries in 2022: 34.8 % from Ethiopia, 19 % from Brazil, 6.8 % from Peru 4.3 % from Indonesia, and others.

Coffee Circle‘s projects‘ locations are aligned with the origins of our coffee to ensure farmers benefit from our relationship.

Coffee Circle thus favor projects in the following list of origins but are open to considering other coffee-producing areas:

  • Ethiopia
  • DRC
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Peru
  • Colombia
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Coffee Circle‘s Cross-Cutting approach

Coffee Circle starts where there is a need.
Projects should respond to needs identified by coffee communities through inclusive and participatory processes that are based on local needs and set realistic goals.

Coffee Circle works with the people on the ground.
We would like local communities to be significantly involved, not only in a selection of activities but also in project planning and implementation.

Coffee Circle promotes independence.
The project should demonstrate how it promotes ownership at the local level. We favor co-investments from local communities, NGOs, and local and national government institutions to leverage our impact

Measurable goals.
Each project should have realistic, clearly defined goals but also look at long-term impact on the target group and wider society.

Project focus

Coffee Circle has experience in running projects that span farmer support, health, water and sanitation, education, and coffee research.

If you want to find out more about our project. Please have a look here.

Project duration and budget

Coffee Circle‘s impact strategy stretches to 2026. As we look for projects that can support and build on our 2026 strategy goals, the project timeline should not exceed 3 years and have a minimum budget of € 25,000 a year.

Please indicate in the budget format if the project receives co-investment, even if in-kind.

Selection Process

A decision will be made against established criteria by a committee. The entire process of funding application can take up to 3 months.

The main criteria for selection will be:

  • The proposal reflects a shared vision and value with Coffee Circle.
  • The proposal demonstrates alignment with the Coffee Circle impact strategy and priorities.
  • The proposal indexes a cross-cutting approach to project design and implementation.
  • The proposal has a feasible timeline and budget.
  • The proposal identifies the project stakeholders and beneficiaries.

Should there be a positive decision on your application, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between your organization and the Foundation.

Deadline for Application: December 18th, 2023

Apply now

Please follow the three steps to apply:

  1. Download the proposal template and the budget template
  2. Make sure your application contains all the necessary information
  3. Send your application via email to us

Your proposal should include:

  • Context/statement of the problem
  • Contribution to the Coffee Circle strategies
  • Information about the applicant
  • Objectives/ activities/ expected results.
  • Ways of measuring impact
  • Risk and assumptions
  • Budget


Please download our easy-to-fill form and budget sheet to tell us about your project idea and send it to

Download your Application Templates:

Source: Coffee Circle