Auridis is a charitable organisation funded by ALDI SOUTH Germany. Auridis invests in endeavours that sustainably improve the life opportunities for socially disadvantaged children, especially those childen growing up in families exposed to multiple risk factors.
Auridis focuses on three different areas of funding:
- Network and Cooperation: Supporting our business partners during their implementation of change-based projects concerning the improved relationship between preventive services within the community.
- Planning and Monitoring: Supporting our business partners during their implementation of change-based projects concerning the impact-oriented development of preventive structures within the community.
- Programme Scaling: Supporting our business partners in the scaling of effective preventive services for which there are currently no widely available alternatives in Germany.
Portfolio organisations provide programmes/structures which have successfully demonstrated that they lead to sustainable improvements, (better) satisfy a demonstrable demand, are designed for regional or rather -nationwide replication and show a credible potential to achieve such growth. Investments by Auridis are focused on the dissemination and replication of successful approaches. Auridis does not invest in the development or pilot phases of new endeavours.
Organisations accepted into the portfolio receive multi-year operating support to be used for core personnel, organisational development, capacity building, and expansion of operations. One of the essential investment criteria is the prospect that the organisation will achieve (financial) sustainability over the course of the investment period.