Jolkona is a technology-based microgiving platform which serves as a pipeline between partnering organization and donor. Currently, Jolkona is partnered with 35+ organizations, encompassing over 50 projects in South and South East Asia. Jolkona focuses on projects in the areas of: education, public health, empowerment, arts & culture and the environment.
In 2014, Jolkona launched two new programs:
Project Catalyst is an accelerator for international social ventures. This 2-week intensive workshop brings social entrepreneurs from developing countries to Seattle, where they can hone their business plans, gain valuable insights, and meet prospective investors and funders.
Today’s charitable donors – among them employees, customers and business partners – want an efficient way to make a difference, as well as tangible proof that their contributions are having real impact. Jolkona Works is a complete suite of services you can use to elevate employee civic engagement in your company.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Jolkona launched its giving website in 2009 and already Jolkona has given over $700,000 to our over 100+ projects and project partners which include Ashoka Youth Ventures, BRAC and the Grameen Foundation.
One hundred percent of project donations are donated directly to the project of choice. A separate fund, the Kona Fund, has been created for administrative and operational expenses. Currently, various corporations and foundations have contributed to Jolkona's operating expenses, including: Microsoft Corporation, Waggener Edstrom, Google, Inc, Seattle International Foundation and Causality.