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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: $53k Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Best Practices International Award Applications Due April 19, 2015

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Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore, an Italian foundation that supports microfinance, has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2015 Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Best Practices International Award, which aims to increase the understanding of microfinance and promote the sharing of good practices among industry players. This year’s award is focused on the theme of “improving financial inclusion of smallholder farmers.” The winner will receive EUR 50,000 (USD 53,000) to fund existing services or the implementation of new projects.

Any institution or organization that has been involved for at least 12 months in the financial inclusion of people in a developing or transitioning country may participate. Applications will be judged in relation to the following criteria: innovation, sustainability, impact, replicability and the company’s track record in improving financial inclusion for small-scale farmers.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 19, 2015. Three finalists will be selected by May 31, 2015, and the winner will be announced at a conference to be held on October 15, 2015, in Milan, Italy.


more information and to download an application form, you may visit: Questions may be directed to award[at] or +39 02 89012767.

By Makai McClintock, Research Associate

About Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore:

Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore is an Italy-based foundation that was established in 1967. It was formalized under Italian law in 1977 by Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lomabrde, an Italian state-owned bank. The foundation’s mission is to catalyze Italy’s resources in support of the microfinance sector in both industrialized and developing countries. The foundation is a member of Rete Italiana di Microfinanza (RITMI), the Italian microfinance network, and is associated with the European Microfinance Network (EMN), a Belgium-based NGO that promotes microfinance and self-employment. Financial information on Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore is not available.

Sources and Additional Resources

MicroCapital, December 1, 2014, “Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore, European Microfinance Network Announce 7th Edition of $67k Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award,”

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