An Overview

Mark Hoza and friends have teamed up to create –

Friends Transmuting is a collaboration of efforts working with man, woman and groups from around the world support a wide range of humanitarian projects and businesses with a mind to fashion a global community that we prefer.

We have set up our website in an effort to assist those wanting to submit projects for funding via our sources and additional options available to you from other funding sources that we are aware of.  We will have a pre-submissions area to consult with those of you who are uncertain about their qualifications and whether or not they should pursue funding.  Advisory help will be available for formulating those plan or plans for submission.

This website ( outlines the options, processes, terms and conditions to submit your humanitarian project for potential funding through our website, and gives you a procedure to follow so that your project has an improved chance of being funded.

Who is FT working with?

Friends Transmuting is working with a range of funding sources from private individuals and private groups and Trustees.  In some cases we may suggest that you work with another funding source than those we have available to us.  As there are many variables; we will make recommendations on a case by case basis.

Which types of projects?

Our funding sources are primarily looking to fund projects that have a humanitarian element, but “for profit” projects and businesses may also be considered.  Projects focused on money making without consideration for humanity and the environment are not likely to attract funding from our sources.

What is a “humanitarian project”?

“Humanitarian Project” is a term used for a wide range of project types.  Some desirable elements of humanitarian projects are:  jobs creation, improved quality of life, cleaning or protection of the Natural Environment, clean energy solutions, nourishing and sustainable housing solutions, clean transportation solutions, and basically anything that makes life better for humans and the environment.

Submissions are simple –

Step 1:

The first step is to submit your project on this site by filling out the submission form.  You will need:

  • Key project details and Executive Summary highlighting the humanitarian benefits of your project.
  • CIS (Client Information Sheet) details and copies of passports for the key people in the project.
  • A business plan outlining the project, including how much funding the project requires.

Step 2:

Once you have submitted your project we will review it and contact you to suggest changes, recommend which funding option/s might be most appropriate for your project and then decide with you which option to take.

We are hoping to have some funding for a support team to help people through this stage; we will do our best to assist you with the staff and resources we currently have on hand.

Step 3:

Once we agree that your project submission is ready to forward to one of our funding sources we will do what is required of that source in order to propose your project to them for funding.  We will work directly with you, to our best ability and within reason, to help you come to an outcome that you prefer.

We look forward to helping you and humanity.

Mark Hoza and Team


Update as of 11Nov2016:

We want to give a status update from Friends Transmuting to make clear a couple of points:

Firstly, we only started Friends Transmuting and this associated website in around January of 2015 because we expected at that time that we had a solid funding source for small to large humanitarian projects.  The following weeks saw many delays and explanations that sometimes sounded legitimate and sometimes suspicious.  The long story short is that we recently discovered that one of the main sources of funding that we were expecting to come good turned out to be a basic con man using the story of a large Trust as a way to make money to live on.  It was not an easy matter to work out whether he was legitimate or not, but now it is very unlikely that he is anything other than a basic con man trying to make a living on the hopes of good people around the world looking to fund good projects.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that we do still have other options that we are pursuing.  I do not see anything, yet, for the short term.  It looks like the earliest we might have humanitarian type funding from the best source we are working with right now is perhaps sometime in 2018.

We are not prone to pump people up with lies and wanted to share this update so that those who make their way here know that we are not pretending to have project funding soon.  We want the funding for our own projects as much as you want funding for yours, but we call it like we see it.  Right now we don’t have a funding solution available and want to make that clear here.  When we do we will put the word out here and to everyone who has approached us already.

Many ask us what we think about other options presenting themselves as sources for humanitarian project funding.  We would prefer not to comment on them as we don’t have any verifiable information to say whether they are legitimate or not.  We watch with interest as we work within our private networks to ascertain whether we can expect to see funding come from those sources or not.  If we see movement with those sources we will likely suggest here that people contact that particular source to get their project funded.  As it stands we have not seen anyone do more than talk about what is meant to come “soon”.

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