Atlantic considers proposals by invitation only, primarily from organisations in Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. We search for institutions that demonstrate strong organisational leadership, evidence of past and current impact, financial soundness and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success.
We recognise that our policy not to consider unsolicited requests places a heavy obligation on our staff to consult widely and remain apprised of significant developments and work being done in the fields we have identified for emphasis.
Before we give a grant, we work with organisations to achieve a joint understanding of how success will be measured, understanding that some setbacks are a necessary consequence of taking appropriate risks. We strive to support the organisations we work with by offering technical assistance in such areas as communications, finance and organisational development.