A Financial Partner is any organization that contributes to a competition grant pool. They are interested in supporting innovative approaches designed to produce high social impact within the specific sector focus of a competition. Financial Partners are interested in producing double bottom line impact or to fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibility requirements.
A Resource Partner does not contribute financial resources to a grantee but helps build their capacity to implement their projects effectively. A Resource Partner offers services to help strengthen: organizational structures, legal systems, financial systems, technical approaches, supply chains or offer any other type of support that would help the organization deliver their product or service efficiently as they scale up.