General information


The organizations who are interested in obtaining funds from SELAVIP should consider the following selection criteria in the framework of their project’s presentation:

  • All non-profit and legally incorporated private and public institutions, Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), foundations and religious organizations may answer the call.
  • The organizations who want to take part to the projects call should be duly registered (and approved by SELAVIP) in our Registry of Organizations. The organizations may have access either by our WEB page ( or by visiting the page
  • All the projects should propose initiatives that meet housing needs from urban families in the developing countries, from housing production or slum improvement, to promotion of community based processes to secure shelter.
  • If a project focuses on housing production or building, it should, if possible, explore new and realistic strategies.
  • Housing production or building should, if possible, also include activities to favor “community-driven” urban and housing processes. The project should also allow the promotion of innovative policies based on the experiences previously acquired.
  • It is important to consider the participation of the beneficiaries in nearly all the project’s process.
  • The SELAVIP funds granted to the selected projects may cover 100 % of the requested amount or a part of it.
  • The funds that SELAVIP will provide BY FAMILY are the following, according to the type of selected project:  
    • The cost to be financed for each new dwelling will be maximum USD 1,400 (if the house comes with a toilet, the amount doesn’t vary, it is still USD 1,400, NOT USD 1,400 plus USD 600).
    • Maximum USD 800 to substantially improve or extend a makeshift home.
    • Drinking water systems : maximum USD 800.
    • Sewage systems: maximum USD 600.
    • Toilets or latrines: maximum USD 600.
    • Repairs (only roof repairs will be considered), the maximum amount will be USD 600.
    • Land title regularization: the amount considered by SELAVIP will depend upon the average of the presented projects and executed ones during the previous years.
    • The year 2021, SELAVIP will also support shelters for individual people living in the streets (maximum 4 o 5 persons per shelter). It is important to note that any initiative should reflect the Housing first approach (according to homeless hub, it’s a recovery-oriented approach that centers on quickly moving homelessness people into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports as one of its principles : Choice and control for service users, Separation of housing and treatment, Recovery orientation, Harm reduction, Active engagement without coercion, Person centred planning and Flexible support for long as is required. These initiatives should necessarily count on public support. It is important to note that SELAVIP doesn’t support other types of infrastructure projects (such as hospitals, orphanage, schools, etc.) or income generation projects.
    • The maximum grant per project is USD 72,000.



We invite the local communities, the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and the local entities from the developing world to send us their projects from May 1 to June 30 included. The projects proposals should be exclusively submitted through our SELAVIP projects management system (

You may also visit our web page or contact us at the following email address (only available email) if necessary



From all the projects proposals submitted during the call of projects’ period, SELAVIP will select the ones that will be financed during the year. As a general rule, SELAVIP receives more projects than what the foundation is able to finance. We will therefore select the projects that best reflect the priorities and goals defined by SELAVIP. It is important to take into account that it will only be possible, in some cases, to finance some projects partly, it will therefore involve an adjustment to the initial proposal. Organizations participating in the call for projects will inform the communities involved about the selection process and budget adjustment that could potentially affect the project, so that families are informed of changes to the initial proposal that could apply during the selection process.

Approved projects will be informed at the end of November / early December each year on the web page . NGOs whose project has been selected will also be informed by email generated through the project management system. They will be able to access the next steps of the process by logging into the system.