The U.S. State Department’s Boldline Religious Freedom Initiative

Are you ready to take action on an innovative idea to support international religious freedom? The U.S. Department of State wants to hear from you.

Introducing Boldline Religious Freedom, a public-private partnership accelerator that is specifically targeted to organizations working on religious freedom.  Developed by the U.S. Department of State, this partnership aims to support innovative public-private partnerships (P3s) that promote and defend religious freedom around the world.  Boldline will support stakeholders who are leading social good P3s that align with U.S. foreign policy priorities and focus on giving them tools to scale their missions.

U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo announces Boldline initiative

The Accelerator
The U.S. Department of State, in close collaboration with industry leaders, will host a three-day partnership building accelerator program in October 2018 that will bring together selected stakeholders of public-private partnerships, including civil society organizations, public institutions, corporations, innovation companies, entrepreneurship support organizations, and financial institutions to galvanize interest for the participating partnerships and to help build the framework for these partnerships in their respective countries.

We are seeking the participation of stakeholders representing partnerships that are in the early development stages or are ready to increase their activities and/or engage additional partners.  Boldline will provide the individuals and institutions behind these partnerships with mentorship, skills building, government relations, and global networks needed to scale their impact.

The accelerator will take place this October in Washington, D.C., and participation in the program will be highly competitive.  Funding for participation and travel will not be paid for by the U.S. Department of State.

Your idea will be judged for acceptance to the accelerator based upon a rubric including action-areas of impact, innovation, feasibility, relevance to U.S. foreign policy priorities, and collaboration.