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A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s goal is to aid those who suffer unnecessarily and to raise awareness of exclusion and pain. The Foundation is focused on making a sustainable difference in the lives of the rural poor in Ethiopia through its innovative and direct approach to aid and development. [More...]

ADM CARES

The Archer Daniels Midland Company converts corn, oilseeds, wheat, and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical, and energy uses. The Company’s new ADM Cares program supports safe, responsible, and environmentally sound agricultural practices in critical growing regions in more than 60 countries around the world including North America, South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. [More...]

AFRICAN AMERICAN SELF-HELP FOUNDATION

The Foundation, a member of the Samaritan Group, a coalition of organizations on four continents that share a passion of saving the world one child at a time, was founded in 1981. The Foundation is based on the principles that each life is of infinite value to God and that people have both the opportunity and responsibility to affirm that value through their actions. [More...]

AIR CANADA

The Company has a history of supporting organizations that focus on improving the lives of Canadians. The Company focuses its grantmaking in the following categories: children and youth, economic growth, sports, arts and culture. [More...]

ALCAN PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

In 2003, Alcan Inc., a leader in metals mining, adopted sustainability as the key focus for its community investment program supporting initiatives and projects that align with the Company’s commitment to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The $1 million prize recognizes and rewards the role of nonprofits and civil society organizations committed to making a sustainable difference. [More...]

ALCOA FOUNDATION

The Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S. Guiding funding decisions and priorities are four investment themes that are aligned with the Company’s overall approach to sustainability. [More...]

AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR CEREBRAL PALSY AND DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE

The Academy awards grants for programs that improve the health and general status of children and adults with cerebral palsy, genetic and developmental disorders, and childhood acquired disabilities. The Academy’s Seminar Development Program grants provide financial assistance to like, newly formed organizations for the purpose of developing and presenting a high-quality educational seminar related to increasing the early identification and treatment of individuals with childhood acquired disability. [More...]

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

The Academy’s SkinCare for Developing Countries awards grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects. Proposals must support the Academy’s strategic framework, be related to dermatology and global health care, help underserved regions of the world, and be sustainable, community-based, and rely on other sources of funding. [More...]

AMERICAN HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS ABROAD

The funding Program, a part of USAID, provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that swerve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices. USAID is the lead U.S. [More...]

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE

The Service supports community-based organizations in the developing world that are undertaking holistic community development programs. The groups must design and implement projects that creatively and effectively address economic development, education, healthcare, and sustainable agriculture. [More...]

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICES

The Organization provides support to grassroots non-governmental organizations. Projects funded are in the areas of health, sustainable agriculture, economic development, HIV/AIDS, and education. [More...]

ANANDA FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families in the poorest communities. It does this through sustainable grassroots initiatives aimed at local empowerment, access to health services, and educational opportunities with the goal of fulfilling basic human rights, embracing a spirit of compassion, and service to all humanity. [More...]

ANDREWS CHARITABLE TRUST

The Trust, a Christian organization located in the United Kingdom, has as its mission to support social change as an expression of its Christian values. The Trust achieves this by focusing on innovative ideas or ways to address issues of poverty; backing people or groups in the early stages of new ventures; backing organizations seeking a significant “step-change” in their work and, at a fundamental level, their own organizational capacity. [More...]

ARCA FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is the pursuit of social equity and justice throughout the world. Of particular interest are initiatives that affect public policy. [More...]

ARCOS NETWORK

The Organization is the only regional conservation organization with the sole focus on the conservation of the biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in Uganda. A United Kingdom charity with offices in Kampala, Uganda, the Network’s goal is to enhance conservation of critical ecosystems and promote sustainable development in the Rift through collaborative actions between regional partners. [More...]

ARTHUR B. SCHULTZ FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life on earth through the support of international microenterprise, global understanding, and disabled mobility solutions. Microenterprise grants fund small-scale projects that subscribe to the general principles of social and/or environmental payback. [More...]

ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS

The Association’s Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program that assists U.S.-based presenters working to build partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators. The goal is to promote the display of work by artists from around the world in its own cultural context. [More...]

ASTELLAS USA FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the pharmaceutical Company, invites applications from nonprofits working in the areas of health and well-being, STEM education, and disaster relief. Health and Well-being grants support programs designed to improve the overall wellness of people in need. [More...]

ASTRAEA LESBIAN FOUNDATION FOR JUSTICE

The Foundation works for social, racial, and economic justice for lesbians and women of color in the United States and internationally. Grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights. [More...]

AUTODESK

The software Company’s charitable giving program supports nonprofits worldwide with emphasis on communities where company employees live and work. Grantmaking is focused on the following areas of interest: arts and culture, education and technology, environment and sustainability, and health and human services. [More...]

BAIRD FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Robert W. Baird & Co., a financial services firm. [More...]

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global healthcare company. It assists healthcare professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions including hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease, cancer, trauma, and other conditions. [More...]

BBVA FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards is one of the philanthropic activities of BBVA Group, a Spanish financial services firm. The Foundation engages in the promotion of research, advanced training and the transmission of scientific knowledge to society at large, focusing especially on the analysis of emerging issues in five strategic areas: Environment, Biomedicine and Health, Economy and Society, Basic Sciences and Technology, and Arts and Humanities. [More...]

BECHTEL GROUP FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the engineering, construction, and project management Company. Giving is earmarked for four programs: building positive community relationships; improving the pipeline of engineering and construction talent; Bechtel Global Scholars; and matching gifts. [More...]

BEIT TRUST

The Trust, created by the founder of the British South Africa Company, supports projects related to health, education, welfare, and the environment in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Education grants sponsor post-graduate scholarships for students to attend universities in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, or South Africa, teacher training, books and computers and school buildings. [More...]

BERNARD VAN LEER FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s grants support organizations that create significant positive change for children up to the age of eight who are growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage. Grants are made in three areas: strengthening the care environment; making successful transitions (the continuum from home to school); and social inclusion and respect for diversity. [More...]

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Access to Learning Award recognizes excellence in providing access to information through computers at no cost to users. Administered by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, the Award recognizes innovative and successful initiatives that connect people to the information they require in a timely and effective manner. [More...]

BLUE MOON FUND

The Fund’s grantmaking is targeted toward organizations that have developed innovative, holistic approaches to improving human quality of life in harmony with the natural world. The Fund supports new cultural and economic approaches to resource use, energy use, and urban development. [More...]

BRINKER INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the restaurant Company known for its Chili’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill brands. The Foundation supports programs and projects affiliated with children/family, arts, civic, and university-related educational programs. [More...]

CABOT CORPORATION FOUNDATION

The Company was originally developed to support a patent for a “carbon black making apparatus” that was used in newspaper and magazine printing inks and tires and other rubber goods for the automobile industry. The Company’s charitable giving strategy is designed to support the Company’s community outreach activities, with priority given to science and technology education and community and civic improvement efforts. [More...]

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

The Council fosters and promotes the study and enjoyment of, and the production of, works in the arts. The Council provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in the fields of dance, inter-arts, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, and writing and publishing. [More...]

CANADIAN HERITAGE

The Agency promotes an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating their history and heritage, and participating in building creative communities. The Agency’s Endowment Incentive component of its Canada Cultural Investment Fund is designed to foster a climate that encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for nonprofit professional arts organizations in order that they may have access t new sources of funding in the future. [More...]

CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK

Carnegie and the International Development Research Centre have launched the Eliciting and Applying Local Research Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding initiative, a jointly funded research program designed to increase the level of recognition and utilization of local peace-building and state-building expertise and capacity in post-conflict contexts where challenges are most acute, with a specific emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. The IRDC track is open to institutions located in Africa. [More...]

CARTHAY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunity with, and provide education for young people in Canada. The Foundation awards grants in two programs: youth and environment. [More...]

CARTHY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunity with, and provide education for, young people. Its grantmaking is focused on two areas: adolescent emotional health and wellness and career transitions for youth and young adults as well as the environment. [More...]

CENTER ON PHILANTHROPY AND CIVIL SOCIETY

The Center, part of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has a Senior International Fellows Program that provides a professional development opportunity for grantmakers and other community philanthropy practitioners who are decision-makers in their professions. The program is designed to help strengthen third-sector capacity in countries outside of the United States. [More...]

CHRISTENSEN FUND

The Fund focuses its grantmaking on maintaining the rich cultural and biological diversity of the world over the long run. The Fund focuses on the “bio-cultural,” the rich but neglected adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology. [More...]

CHRYSALIS TRUST

The Trust makes grants to relieve poverty and disability, and to promote access to shelter, education, healthcare and water. Priority is given to less popular and harder to fund projects. [More...]

CISCO GLOBAL IMPACT

The Company’s Global Impact Cash Grants support nonprofits in the U.S. and worldwide that help people overcome barriers of poverty and inequality. [More...]

CISCO SYSTEMS

The technology Company focuses its grantmaking on the following areas: critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment. Critical human needs grants aim to overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence through strategic investments that enhance the capacity of organizations that successfully address basic needs of underserved communities. [More...]

COMIC RELIEF

The Organization is a major charity based in the United Kingdom which strives to create a just world, free from poverty. The Organization raises money during two fund-raising campaigns and spends it to tackle the root causes of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. [More...]

COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation acts as an interface between government and civil society. The Foundation develops the capacity of civil society to act together and learn from each other to engage with the institutions that shape people’s lives. [More...]

CONSERVATION, FOOD AND HEALTH FOUNDATION

As its name implies, the Foundation supports special projects and programs in three primary fields: conservation, food, and health. Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. [More...]

CONSERVATION, FOOD, AND HEALTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation, incorporated in 1985, seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The Foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems. [More...]

CRDF GLOBAL

The Organization is an independent nonprofit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. Based in Arlington, Va., the Organization has offices in Moscow, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Amman, Jordan. [More...]

DINING FOR WOMEN GIVING CIRCLE

The philanthropic Organization is an educational giving circle whose members collectively support grassroots programs that empower women and girls living in extreme poverty. The Circle supports programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries. [More...]

ELSEVIER FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Elsevier, a global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced a call for proposal for its 2009 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars program. The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries grants helps libraries in developing countries to enhance the quality of life in the developing countries by improving their ability to put scientific, technical, and medical information to work for those who need it. [More...]

FEED THE MINDS

The Organization supports projects that aim to transform lives in developing countries through education, communication, and the “provision of information” to underserved people. Grantmaking is earmarked for the following areas: education for development; training and communications for development; publishing for development; and a program called “Books for Life.” The Organization emphasizes the importance of developing indigenous responses to issues. [More...]

FIREDOLL FOUNDATION

The Foundation, named for the founders’ two cats, Fireworks and Dolly, supports a variety of programs and area mainly in the U.S. Grantmaking is targeted toward community development and entrepreneurship, immigrant issues and human rights, environmental conservation, the peace process in the Middle East, and survivors of traumatic brain injury. [More...]

FIRELIGHT FOUNDATION

The Foundation awards grants for community based initiatives that work directly and effectively to support the fundamental needs and rights of children (birth to age 21) orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS. The Foundation concentrates its grantmaking on the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically the countries of Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. [More...]

FIRST FRUIT FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to discern where the Holy Spirit is calling it to work, particularly in places marked by significant social and spiritual challenges. It focuses its grantmaking solely on Christian ministries in the developing world. [More...]

FIRST PEOPLES WORLDWIDE

The Organization was first developed in 1997 by Cherokee social entrepreneur Rebecca Adamson, as a program of her nonprofit First Nations Development Institute. In 2005, Adamson and her daughter, Neva, founded First Peoples Worldwide as its own Organization. [More...]

FIRST PEOPLE’S WORLDWIDE

The Organization’s Keepers of the Earth Fund is designed to provide funding to locally-initiated development projects in Indigenous communities throughout the world. The Organization believes that donors fail to recognize the capacity of Indigenous communities to assess and meet the challenges they face. [More...]

FM GLOBAL FOUNDATION

The Company’s Fire Prevention grant program supports a wide array of five prevention, preparedness, and control efforts throughout the U.S. and Internationally. [More...]

FRENCH AMERICAN CHARITABLE TRUST

The Trust was created in 1989 by a French-American family to address fundamental inequalities and injustices in our society. The Trust’s mission is to help develop and sustain networks of community-based groups in the United States and France that educate, organize, and empower people to actively participate in developing public policies that directly affect their lives. [More...]

FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS

The Fund’s objective is to increase the flow of financial resources to on-the-ground human rights organizations and to strengthen human rights movements and communities in countries throughout the world. Grants are earmarked for non-governmental and nonprofit organizations working to promote respect for human rights in the countries and regions in which they are based. [More...]

GENOGRAPHIC LEGACY FUND

The Fund aims to empower indigenous and traditional peoples on a local level while helping to raise awareness on a global level of the challenges and pressures facing these communities. Areas of interest include education, cultural conservation, and linguistic preservation and revitalization efforts. [More...]

GEORGE H. AND MILDRED M. ATKINSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking both regionally and internationally. Regionally, grants are awarded to organizations providing direct services to the residents of San Mateo County, California, through programs that benefit children, youth, families, immigrants, the elderly, the ill, the disadvantaged, the needy, the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled, and those suffering from drug, alcohol, and physical abuse. [More...]

GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

The Fund supports small, community-based programs that provide education and life skills training for vulnerable and underserved children. This includes, but is not limited to, job skills, the arts, multicultural awareness, conflict resolution, human rights awareness, health education, and environmental education. [More...]

GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN

The Fund supports women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. Grants strengthen women’s rights groups based outside of the United States. [More...]

GLOBAL GREENGRANTS FUND

The Fund believes that grassroots groups are the key to solving the intractable problems of poverty, powerlessness, and environmental destruction. The Fund makes small grants to grassroots groups around the world working to help people protect the environment, live sustainably, preserve biodiversity, and gain a voice in their own future. [More...]

GRAND CIRCLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a long history of giving back to the places the travel Company takes its clients to, the people who live in those places, and to the city of Boston and communities around the world where Company employees and their families live and work. Since 1992, the Foundation has pledged or donated funds to 60 villages and nearly 100 schools around the world. [More...]

HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused primarily on programs in international affairs and human rights. Grantmaking is reduced in the environment/natural resources management and public service areas. [More...]

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE

The Service invites international producers to create programs for United States television audiences. Programs must be from any country other than the United States; represent diverse global communities; advance underrepresented points of view; inspire public dialogue; tell powerful, fascinating stories; and explore globally significant themes and issues. [More...]

IRWIN ANDREW PORTER FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to fund innovative projects that foster connections between individuals, communities, the environment and the world at large. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on a broad range of interest areas and priority is given to projects that require and/or inspire those directly benefiting from the project to give back to their communities both during the project and into the future. [More...]

ISABEL ALLENDE FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by author Allende in memory of her daughter, Paula, is seeking projects for its Esperanza grants in Chile. Grantmaking focuses on reproductive self-determination and healthcare; economic independence and social justice for women and girls; and protection of women and children. [More...]

JEPHCOTT CHARITABLE TRUST

The Trust was established by Sir Harry Jephcott, a pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist, in 1965. Jephcott’s company grew into Glaxo, which later merged with GlaxoSmithKlein, the pharmaceutical company. [More...]

JEWISH HELPING HANDS

The Organization’s Tikkun Olam Grant Program seeks to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice and righteousness throughout the world. The Organization’s goal is to help vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad through a variety of programs focused on economic development and social empowerment, with a particular focus on those demographics that have been overlooked and/or marginalized. [More...]

JM KAPLAN FUND

This New York-based family Fund has four official grant programs: City Life program, Environment program, Historic Preservation program, and Migrations program. The City Life program concentrates on public spaces and public services throughout the five boroughs of New York City, especially on the city’s parks and streets. [More...]

JOHN M. LLOYD FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to increase funding from both the public and private sectors to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both globally and domestically. It also looks to improve domestic and international policies that will apply universal protections of human rights to issues concerning HIV/AIDS. [More...]

JOKE WALLER-HUNTER INITIATIVE

Named for a Dutch UN official and one of the most influential people in the world of international environmental action, the Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. The Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organizations, especially in developing countries, through small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience, and training. [More...]

JOSEPH ROWNTREE CHARITABLE TRUST

The Trust is committed to funding radical change that will help make the world a better place. Its priorities are the creation of a peaceful world, political equality, and social justice. [More...]

JPMORGAN CHASE

The Bank’s philanthropic goal is to be a catalyst for meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within its highest-needs neighborhoods and communities across the globe. The Bank focuses its grantmaking on one area: targeting challenged neighborhoods. [More...]

KATHRYN AMES FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on organizations located in Israel working for charitable and benevolent purposes. The Foundation honors Ames’ parents, Max and Ida Freedland. [More...]

LAIDLAW FOUNDATION

The Canadian Foundation promotes positive youth development through inclusive youth engagement in the arts, environment, and in the community. It recognizes that all young people need the unconditional support of significant adults in their lives and need multiple opportunities to locate an individual talent and the resources necessary to develop that talent. [More...]

LAW SOCIETY CHARITY

Set up in 1974 as a charitable fund, the Charity is the philanthropic arm of the Society. It supports organizations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession and whose activities would be likely to benefit from funds made available on behalf of lawyers. [More...]

LEWIS PRESTON FUND FOR GIRLS EDUCATION

The Fund supports women’s groups located outside of the United States that advance the human rights of women and girls. The Fund provides small, flexible, and timely grants for operating and project expenses. [More...]

M*A*C COSMETICS AIDS FUND

The Fund supports men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. It focuses its grantmaking on four crucial areas of need: the link between poverty and AIDS; models of care; treatment adherence; and prevention. [More...]

MAMA CASH

Convinced that social change starts with women, the Organization supports groundbreaking initiatives by women who strive to strengthen women’s rights around the world. Grants are earmarked for women’s self-initiated projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Netherlands, and the former Soviet Union. [More...]

MARISLA FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established in 1986 and makes grants in two program areas and one special interest category. Grants are made in human services and the environment. [More...]

MAX BELL FOUNDATION

The Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society. The Foundation encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment. [More...]

MAY AND STANLEY SMITH CHARITABLE TRUST

The Trust supports organizations serving people in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Bahamas, and Hong Kong. The Trust focuses its grantmaking on four areas: children and youth, elders, the disabled and critically ill, and disadvantaged adults and families. [More...]

MAYTREE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s goal is combat systemic poverty in Canada. It does so by investing in the development of progressive social policy, supporting leaders who have the capacity to make social change and advance the common good, and accelerating the settlement of immigrants and refugees in large urban areas of immigration. [More...]

MIDDLE EAST PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

The Initiative seeks to enhance the role that private and nongovernmental sectors play in influencing policy decisions and ensuring that laws, policies, regulations, and practices are transparent and responsive to the needs of business and labor. MEPI works in 18 countries and territories and has contributed over $600 million to more than 1,000 projects since its inception in 2002. [More...]

MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation, whose membership is comprised of financial professionals, allows members around the world to support causes they care about in a powerful way. Grant programs are member-driven. [More...]

MORIAH FUND

The Fund targets its grantmaking toward projects in Israel and Guatemala. Israel projects should focus on promoting civil rights, social justice, and democracy. [More...]

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The Endowment’s objective is to strengthen democratic institutions throughout the world through private, nongovernmental efforts. It gives priority to projects that promote political and economic freedom, a strong civil society, independent media, human rights and the rule of law in countries around the world. [More...]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Society’s Young Explorer grants helps young researchers break into the exploration, research, and conservation fields. The program is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 and provides seed money to support research, conservation, and exploration-related projects in the areas in which the Society has long supported. [More...]

NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS FOUNDATION

The Foundation awards both domestic grants to New England organizations and international grants to communities in developing countries where a small dollar amount can make a tremendous impact. Funding priorities include marine conservation, estuary protection, sustainable economic development, sustainable organize agriculture, environmental education for teachers or elementary school students. [More...]

NEW ISRAEL FUND

The Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. The Fund highlights three principles in its grantmaking: respect for a multiplicity of viewpoints; transparency to grantees, donors, and the public at large; and compliance with standards of accountability and due diligence. [More...]

NIPPON FOUNDATION

The Foundation was founded in 1962 with the purpose of carrying out philanthropic activities using revenue from motorboat racing. Grants are awarded in the following areas: public welfare in Japan, voluntary programs in Japan, maritime and ship-related projects, and overseas cooperative assistance. [More...]

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES

The Company’s corporate giving programs support organizations that help those in need. It supports nonprofits in communities around the world. [More...]

NU SKIN FORCE FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the beauty products Company, seeks to improve the lives of children by offering hope for a life free from disease, illiteracy, and poverty. The Foundation and its charity partners supports projects throughout the world. [More...]

OAK FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking toward addressing issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. The Foundation prioritizes its funding on the environment, particularly climate change, marine conservation, and special interests; child abuse; human rights; issues affecting women; housing and homelessness; learning differences; and grants in the countries of Denmark and Zimbabwe. [More...]

OASIS TRUST

The Trust, founded by Steve Chalke, a Baptist minister in London in 1985, works in 11 countries focusing on local needs from health care, shelter, street children, human trafficking, leadership development and, in the United States, a just and inclusive world through advocacy and community development particularly in the Pasadena, California area. The Organization focuses its grantmaking on programs in Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and the United States. [More...]

ONAWAY TRUST

The Trust was established in 1974 with the overall goal to relieve poverty and suffering. This includes protecting the environment, the support of children and adults with learning disabilities, assisting smaller charities whose aim is to safeguard sick, injured, threatened or abandoned animals, and emergency relief for victims of disasters. [More...]

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS

The Foundation’s International Women’s Program supports initiatives that seek to strengthen legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms that focus on women’s rights; build civil society’s capacity to hold governments accountable to implement laws that promote and protect women’s rights; and increase women’s capacity to understand and assert their rights. The Program has limited its current focus to the following countries: Nepal, Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Palestine, Iraq, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. [More...]

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE

The Institute’s Middle East/Northern Africa Initiatives program invites proposals from organizations whose aims are compatible with the Institute. The Institute seeks to support organizations and their projects that work to foster freedom of expression, access to information, women’s rights, the rule of law, local governance, and educational reform in the Middle East. [More...]

PACIFIC ASIA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Association. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on environmental conservation and the cultural heritage of Asia Pacific. [More...]

PATAGONIA

The Company funds environmental work around the world. It supports small, grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. [More...]

PAUL HAMLYN FOUNDATION

One of the larger independent grantmaking organizations in the United Kingdom, the Foundation focuses its funding on organizations that seek to maximize opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, now and in the future. The Foundation is particularly interested in programs that address issues with children and youth. [More...]

PEGASUS FOUNDATION

The Foundation aims to improve animal welfare through effective grantmaking and education in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands, and Kenya. The Foundation serves as a catalyst to help nonprofits achieve their potential by forming partnerships, leveraging resources, and educating the public. [More...]

PETER AND PATRICIA GRUBER FOUNDATION

Established in 2001, the Foundation’s international Justice Prize honors individuals or organizations that have advanced the cause of justice as delivered through the legal system. The Foundation defines justice as “redressing the arbitrary use of power by an individual or by a group.” The award acknowledges individual efforts and encourages further advancements toward bringing about a fundamentally just world. [More...]

PHILIP HENMAN TRUST

The Trust was created from the estate of Henman who parlayed two reconditioned army barges on the Thames River into a public multi-national transport company. The Trust offers grants to major United Kingdom-based charities concerned with overseas development. [More...]

PRESBYTERIAN HUNGER PROGRAM

The Program, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church, works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes. The Program provides grants to projects and programs addressing hunger and its causes in the United States and around the world. [More...]

PRINCE BERNHARD NATURE FUND

Established in 1994 by the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the Fund seeks to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Priority is given to organizations from those regions although sometimes the funding is awarded in partnership with organizations in Europe and/or North America. [More...]

PRUDENTIAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the insurance Company. The Foundation’s mission is to promote strong communities and improve social outcomes for residents in the places where we work and live. [More...]

RAECHEL AND JACKIE FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on community-based programs that enrich the lives of youth in Central America through recreation, the arts, and innovative educational experiences. Founded in memory of two sisters, Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, the Foundation envisions a world where all youth are provided the resources to develop creative outlets that foster personal growth and encourage positive, lasting change in their community. [More...]

RBC BLUE WATER PROJECT

The Project, an initiative of the Royal Bank of Canada, will provide $50 million in grants through 2017 to support programs that foster a culture of water stewardship. The Project rests on four principles: focus, prioritization, collaboration, and impact. [More...]

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

The Bank’s Blue Water Project will provide $50 million over 10 years to support charitable initiatives that foster a culture of water stewardship. Grants are awarded to programs that address watershed protection and access to clean drinking water. [More...]

RUFFORD FOUNDATION

Based in the United Kingdom, the Foundation supports nature conservation projects in the developing world. The Foundation’s Small Grants program support small-scale or pilot projects. [More...]

SCOTT BADER GLOBAL CHARITY FUND

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of the British-based global chemical company with manufacturing sites in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Canada, India, and South America. The Fund makes grants to charities based in the United Kingdom that are working on projects around the world helping young or disadvantaged people, especially those suffering deprivation or discrimination. [More...]

SICKKIDS FOUNDATION

The Foundation offers a national grants program that supports registered Canadian charities including universities and hospitals. The Foundation encourages the creation, evaluation, application, and dissemination of new knowledge around specific issues in child health, including applied research, policy research, public education, intervention, and advocacy. [More...]

SOPHIE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Sophie Prize is an international award of $100,000 that’s presented annually in the field of environment and sustainable development. The Prize, administered by the Oslo-based Foundation, was established in 1997 by Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder and his wife, Siri Dannevig, to inspire people working toward a sustainable future. [More...]

ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY PRIZE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The Prize is an initiative by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the energy exploration and production company ConocoPhillips. [More...]

STANLEY SMITH HORTICULTURAL TRUST

The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America. Funding is given for the development of programs and projects, salaries, physical improvements, signage, access, equipment, publications, and under some circumstances, general operations. [More...]

SUEZ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP

The French-headquartered Company provides innovative solutions to millions of people and industries in the drinking water, wastewater treatment, and waste management fields. Its philanthropic arm encourages initiatives related to communities, culture, the environment and biodiversity as well as social responsibility and economic-social integration with an emphasis on developing countries. [More...]

THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the leading cultural and educational link between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It works to build international understanding with an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing, and membership offerings. [More...]

THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by British composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992, believes that in order to maintain vibrancy in the arts, it’s critical that the new generation of potential artists are nurtured and encouraged. The Foundation’s focus is on promoting the arts, culture, and heritage for the public benefit. [More...]

THE ASHDEN TRUST

The Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, supports programs focusing on climate change, sustainable development, and improving the quality of life in poor communities. It seeks to tackle the challenges by funding programs and projects in seven areas: sustainable development international; sustainable development United Kingdom; sustainable regeneration; people at risk; arts and sustainability; social investment fund, and low carbon fund. [More...]

THE ASIA FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s aim is to advance the mutual interests of the United States and the Asia Pacific region. Grantmaking supports collaborating organizations in problem identification and strategic planning within four areas of interest: governance, law, and a civil society; women’s political participation; economic reform and development; and international relations. [More...]

THE BIRKS FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to a higher standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. Its primary goals are to support causes in the following areas: Canadian universities through capital campaigns and other special projects; bursary plans at Canadian universities; hospitals, health services, long-term care institutions, and specialized health organizations; social service organizations; and arts organizations which promote the development and undertaking of Canadian culture. [More...]

THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

The Foundation is Canada’s only national public foundation designed to raise and grant funds to meet the needs of women and girls. The Foundation supports women’s organizations across Canada that are using the most effective approaches to end violence against women, to move low-income women out of poverty, and to build strong, resilient girls who are empowered with confidence, courage, and critical thinking skills. [More...]

THE CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports work to strengthen contacts and understanding between citizens and institutions in the United States and citizens and institutions in Cuba. This includes programs intended to complement the work of Cubans as they determine their future paths in a variety of fields. [More...]

THE COCA COLA FOUNDATION

The philanthropic arm of the beverage Company partners with organizations around the globe to help develop and maintain vibrant, sustainable, and local communities. The Foundation supports initiatives focused on water stewardship, fitness and active lifestyles, and sustainable packaging. [More...]

THE CONSERVATION, FOOD & HEALTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s grantmaking emphasizes the conservation of natural resources, the production and distribution of food, and the improvement and promotion of health in the developing world. As its name implies, the Foundation supports programs and projects in three areas: conservation, food, and health. [More...]

THE ESMEE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life throughout the United Kingdom. It funds cultural life in the United Kingdom, education and learning, the natural environment, and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society. [More...]

THE FLAHIVE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the quality of life of people all over the world through activities that promote education, self-sufficiency, health, and wellness. The Foundation emphasizes its grantmaking on international programs and projects and on developing countries, especially Africa. [More...]

THE GENESIS FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides support to organizations in the fields of education and health for underserved children 0 to 18 years old as well as training programs in those areas. About 80 percent of the funding is earmarked for organizations in Colombia. [More...]

THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES

The Fund is a nonpartisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe. The Fund supports a wide range of institutions and individuals working on transatlantic policy issues. [More...]

THE HARRISON FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a privately run charity in the United Kingdom. Founded by David and Sylvia Harrison and their family, the Foundation’s intention is to help make a measurable difference. [More...]

THE HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established in 1997 to advance public education by promoting their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the works of sculptor, Henry Moore. The Foundation supports all aspects of the arts in which Henry Moore was engaged in, including sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. [More...]

THE INNOCENT FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the beverage Company, focuses its grantmaking on charities working around the world helping to feed the world’s hungry. The Foundation’s main funding efforts are targeted toward seed funding. [More...]

THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation is an independent foreign assistance agency of the United States government. It works to promote equitable, responsive, and participatory self-help development in Latin America and the Caribbean. [More...]

THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation exists to help people of the developing world in their endeavors to solve some of their problems, to attain a better standard of living, and to obtain a reasonable degree of self-sufficiency. The Foundation funds only projects of nonprofit philanthropies based in the United States. [More...]

THE KAHANOFF FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 1979 by Sydney Kahanoff, a Calgary oil and gas executive and philanthropist, has as a mandate, to provide funding for creative and innovative charitable organizations and programs in Israel and Canada with a focus in Calgary. Funded initiatives include the advancement of charitable organizations and support for community institutions. [More...]

THE KATHRYN AMES FOUNDATION

This private Foundation was formed in 1993 resulting from the will of Kathryn Ames. She left her legacy in honor of her parents, Max and Ida Freedland, in order to benefit organizations located in Israel that are working for charitable and benevolent purposes. [More...]

THE MARGARET MCNANARA MEMORIAL FUND

Named for Margaret Craig McNamara, the wife of former World Bank president Robert McNamara, the Fund awards grants to exceptional women with financial need from developing and middle-income countries. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working to empower women and children in developing countries. [More...]

THE MCLEAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports organizations throughout Canada in the following areas: education, conservation, health, welfare, and the arts. Arts funding supports projects in music, theater, and visual arts. [More...]

THE NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the bio-cultural diversity found in these places. Established in 1982 by the Company founder, the Foundation supports grassroots organizations and NGOs in selected countries of Central America, South America, and West Africa, as well as the North Shore of Massachusetts. [More...]

THE NIPPON FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic outcome of revenues from motorboat racing. Funds are awarded for four priorities: public welfare in Japan; voluntary projects in Japan; maritime and ship-related projects; and overseas cooperative assistance. [More...]

THE PEOPLE’S TRUST FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

The Trust has awarded grants to scientific researchers and conservationists for work that’s aimed at the preservation of endangered species, either through research or practical field work. Although the Trust supports projects all over the world, it only accepts applications from applicants already working and established in the United Kingdom, the UK overseas territories, or any country not classified by the World Bank as high-income. [More...]

THE POLDEN-PUCKHAM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a grant-giving trust with Quaker family roots located in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. [More...]

THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the financial Institution. Its grantmaking is focused on the following categories: education, health, social services, civic, and arts and culture. [More...]

THE SCOTT BADER GLOBAL CHARITY FUND

The Fund, the philanthropic arm of a multinational chemical Company, aims to support projects that help young or disadvantaged people, especially anyone suffering deprivation and discrimination. Grants fund projects for vulnerable women and children, the poor and homeless, and minority communities, especially those affected by poverty, a lack of education, malnutrition and disease. [More...]

THE SIGRID RAUSING TRUST

Founded in 1995 in London, the Trust’s mission is to support the international human rights movement. Grants are awarded in four programs: civil and political rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and social and environmental justice. [More...]

THE STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. Created by Stavros Niarchos, the owner of the largest fleet of tankers and other shipping vessels in the world, the Foundation funds organizations and projects that exhibit strong leadership and sound management and are expected to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive social impact. [More...]

THE UNITED NATIONS DEMOCRACY FUND

The Fund’s primary purpose is to strengthen the voice of civil society and ensure the participation of all groups in democratic practices. The Fund, established through voluntary contributions from Member States, under the authority of the Secretary General, complements current UN efforts to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. [More...]

THE VIRGINIA GILDERSLEEVE INTERNATIONAL FUND

The Fund focuses its grantmaking on women and children in developing countries. The Fund’s mission is to improve the health, nutrition, physical security, and economic stability of women and children. [More...]

THE WATERLOO FOUNDATION

The Foundation is an independent, grantmaking Foundation created in 2007 and based in Cardiff, Wales with funds from two of the founders of the insurance group Admiral. The Foundation awards grants to organizations in both the United Kingdom and worldwide. [More...]

THE WEEDEN FOUNDATION

Since the Foundation’s inception, it has had a strong interest in conservation work both domestically and abroad. The Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. [More...]

TINKER FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports topics and activities related to Ibero-America (Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Western World), Spain, Portugal, and Antarctica. Priority is given to work in economic policy, governance, and environmental policy. [More...]

TOTAL CORPORATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the wealthiest charitable private foundation in France. For 20 years, the Foundation has provided grants for numerous organizations throughout the world. [More...]

TOURISM CARES

The Organization is the philanthropic arm of three travel agent associations. It’s seeking letters of inquiry for its Worldwide Grant program. [More...]

TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

The Trust makes grants to American nonprofits to support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe. Priority is given to projects in which direct, professional interaction plays a major role. [More...]

TUPPERWARE BRANDS

The Company is a leader in driving positive change in women’s lives. Its business strategies and philanthropic programs align to enlighten, educate, and empower women and girls worldwide. [More...]

U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE

The Institute offers two grant categories: the solicited grant initiative and the unsolicited grant initiative. The Institute’s Solicited Grant Initiative focuses on six countries as they relate to the Institute’s mandate of international peace and conflict resolution. [More...]

UNBOUND PHILANTHROPY

The Philanthropy works to ensure that migrants and refuges are treated with respect and engage with their new communities. It supports pragmatic, innovative, and responsive approaches to immigration and immigrant integration in the United States and the United Kingdom. [More...]

UNITED METHODIST GLOBAL AIDS FUND

The Fund was established at the 2004 General Conference to raise $8 million by 2008. The fund represents the commitment of every United Methodist to put a stop to HIV/AIDS in the world. [More...]

UNITED STATES AFRCAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Established in 1980, the Foundation seeks to foster hope, growth, and goodwill in Africa. It does this by providing direct economic development assistance to marginalized populations in conflict and post-conflict areas in Africa. [More...]

USAID

The Agency’s American Hospitals and Schools Abroad Program provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices. Program grants help these institutions train future leaders in a wide variety of disciplines, support local and regional infrastructure to foster development, and cultivate positive relationships and mutual understanding among citizens of the United States and other nations. [More...]

USAID: PACIFIC-AMERICAN CLIMATE FUND

The Fund is a five-year USAID project that provides grants to civil society organizations throughout the Pacific Rim in support of climate change adaptation measures. The Program supports efforts to reduce long-term vulnerabilities associated with climate change and achieve sustainable climate-resilient development. [More...]

W.L.S. SPENCER FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to fund activities anywhere in the world that foster new and innovative ideas in education. Of particular interest are those that encourage creativity and risk taking. [More...]

WEEDEN FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. Its current interests are protecting the temperate rainforest habitat along the coast of northern California to Alaska and Chilean Patagonia. [More...]

WELLCOME TRUST

The Trust’s mission is to achieve extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. To do this, the Trust supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and medical humanities. [More...]

WILDLIFE WITHOUT BORDERS

The Organization’s Latin America and the Caribbean program supports capacity building, information exchange, and species and habitat conservation projects that influence and empower local people to balance the needs of communities with the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources. Grantmaking is targeted toward projects that are designed to strengthen the ability of Latin American and Caribbean institutions to manage and conserve species, habitats, and ecological processes for the benefit of all. [More...]

WINDS OF PEACE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s purpose is to address global problems of poverty, injustice, and lack of opportunity, particularly as they exist in Nicaragua. The Foundation especially seeks projects that allow for the healthy development of women and the future of women, indigenous people, and the rural poor. [More...]

WINTERLINE FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports programs, institutions, and organizations that encourage the development of individuals to better equip themselves in becoming citizens of the world. The Foundation defines global citizen as understanding that one doesn’t exist in isolation, but instead is a player on a large stage; that families, communities, and environs are significant; and that the locality and the culture and institutions are important and linked to a regional and global reality. [More...]

WOMEN WIN

The Organization is the first international women’s fund that supports sport and physical activities as instruments for social change and women’s empowerment. Grantmaking is focused on nonprofits worldwide that develop sport activities to encourage and strengthen girls or women, to teach them important social and leadership skills, and to help them develop their character and self-esteem. [More...]



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