International Grant Directory
A Glimmer of Hope is a family foundation primarily focused on making a sustainable difference in the lives of the rural poor of Ethiopia by way of its innovative direct aid, self-help approach.
Africa Foundation is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and has Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status. Our mission is to facilitate the empowerment and development of people living in or adjacent to protected areas in Africa, by forging unique partnerships between conservation initiatives and communities. We work in specific rural communities surrounding Conservation Corporation Africa’s (CC Africa) conservation areas.
ADF provides small grants of $250,000 or less to private and other nongovernmental entities in Africa to: Finance sustainable poverty alleviating initiatives that are conceived, designed, and implemented by Africans and aimed at enlarging opportunities for community development; Stimulate and expand the participation of Africa’s poor in the development of their countries; and Build sustainable African institutions that foster grassroots development.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada is a non-profit international agency that supports social development programs in Asia and Africa. Our programs focus on four core areas: health, education, rural development and building the capacity of non-governmental organizations. Gender equity and protecting the environment are integrated into every program.
Allavida is not an endowed grantmaker, we provide grantmaking services to other funders. Our priority is to make grants funding available and accessible to smaller organisations and community groups wherever we work. Wherever possible and appropriate, small grants are integrated into training programmes. More broadly, we aim to assist domestic grantmakers in the countries in which we work, by developing collaborative grants programmes and by helping establish relations between the domestic grantmaker and international funders.
The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation was established in 1959 to perpetuate the philanthropic tradition of its founders, who were committed to the vitality of Baltimore’s cultural, educational, civic and Jewish communal institutions. Today, the Foundation continues our founders’ commitment to improve the lives of Baltimore residents by supporting efforts to improve quality public education, funding workforce development and job opportunity programs, looking for ways to improve the basic needs of people primarily in Maryland, with an emphasis on the greater Baltimore area
The Foundation mission is to Voluntarily aid and contribute to religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational uses and purposes, in New York, elsewhere in the United States and throughout the world.
The American Berlin Opera Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1986 to create scholarships sponsoring young American singers to study and perform in Berlin, and thereafter to pursue career opportunities in Europe.
The American Himalayan Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people and ecology of the Himalaya.
The Foundations associated with The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies for over twenty years have focused their philanthropic vision on making a difference in Canada, Israel, the United States and around the Jewish world. Ultimately, ACBP seeks to span the separations created by geography, culture, and the requirements of daily life with a bridge built on the willingness of individuals in search of community, identity, and meaning.
The Foundation makes program and initiative grants in the areas of the environment, social justice, and the arts, and supports groups that work in drug policy reform. Funding is restricted to nonprofit organizations in California, New Mexico, and Hawaii, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Mexico and Central America.
The goal of the Apex Foundation is to support intervention programs that assist and inspire people to achieve self-sufficiency. The Foundation makes grants to non-government organizations (NGO’s) providing social assistance to people challenged by poverty, disability, or discrimination. The Foundation also supports relief agencies that serve people affected by emergencies and natural disasters.
The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance and law, economic reform and development, women’s empowerment, and international relations.
The Asian Cultural Council is a foundation supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and the countries of Asia.
Today, Astraea is the largest lesbian organization in the world. We raise funds and issue grants based on the belief that all women can participate in the philanthropic process-from giving to grantmaking. The International Grants Program includes the following: International Panel Grants, Social Change Opportunity Fund, International Interim/Emergency Fund, International Collaborative & Philanthropic Grants, International Donor Advised Grants, International Grants Panel and Advisory Board.
The Atlantic Philanthropies is dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of people who are disadvantaged by their economic situation, race, nationality, gender, age, disabilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion. We make grants through our Ageing, Children & Youth, Population Health and Reconciliation & Human Rights programmes. We are active in Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam.
The Bahl Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and well being of children around the world through education, health, faith and the arts.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development (ECD). Eligible countries for future grants currently are Brazil, Colombia, the East Caribbean region, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United States of America and Zimbabwe.
The BNI Foundation is a non-profit program that supports charitable causes relating to children and education in countries where BNI is operating. The primary focus of the foundation is to provide small mini-grants ($500.00 or less) for educational projects. These grants are given out once a year, generally in September.
Bridge Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian aid and development organization that promotes and supports the improvement of human health and nutrition worldwide. Founded in founded in 2002 the Foundation has provided emergency aid to Darfur (Sudan), Chad, Afghanistan, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica and Lebanon and many others.
The mission of Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is to promote international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources.
The Camphill Foundation funds activity that addresses the challenges of people living with developmental, cognitive and psychological disabilities. We provide grants to individuals, nonprofit organizations in the United States, and as well as nongovernmental organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and elsewhere in North America. Grant applicants should share our focus on work that promotes mental and emotional well-being.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York was created to promote “the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” Under Carnegie’s will, grants must benefit the people of the United States, although up to 7.4 percent of the funds may be used for the same purpose in countries that are or have been members of the British Commonwealth, with a current emphasis on Commonwealth Africa.
The Cedar Foundation provides funding to enable students in disadvantaged circumstances to have the opportunity for high-quality education through college/university. This is done through partnership support of orphanages, schools, and other charitable organizations providing academic development to children in USA, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya.
Through its four programs, and their more specific program areas, the Foundation seeks to fulfill its mission of supporting efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society – Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways Out of Poverty. Through our Civil Society program, we fund non-governmental organizations in Central/Eastern Europe and South Africa.
As an international charity, Child Foundation helps children living in poverty to remain in school. The children sponsored through our programs are high achievers, and many of the children we assist are orphans or children living in emergency situations. By enhancing the quality of life for children in need, as well as their respective families, we actively help them gain access to education.
The Christensen Fund (TCF) focuses its grantmaking on maintaining the rich diversity of the world—biological and cultural—over the long run, by focusing on four geographic regions: The Greater South West (Southwest USA and Northwest Mexico), Central Asia and Turkey, The African Rift Valley (Ethiopia), Northern Australia and Melanesia.
The Cottonwood Foundation is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation focuses its funding on committed, grass roots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will make a significant difference. The Foundation awards grants in the $500 to $1,000 range to grassroots organizations in the United States and internationally.
Guided by the business philosophy and values of our Founders, we invest in innovative people and organizations to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth’s natural systems. Core Grantmaking Programs – We focus the majority of our grantmaking in three program areas: Conservation and Science, Population and Reproductive Health, Children, Families, and Communities.
The Dewan Foundation was established in January 2000 following the completion of the sale of STATS. Inc. , a sports information company founded by John and Susan Dewan in the 1980′s. The foundation provides financial support and assistance to organizations that provide direct services to people in poverty. Faith-based organizations are a focus of grant making. Self-help projects that transform lives are a special interest.
DRF will make grants to organizations and projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities. Grants will provide one-year, project-specific support. Cross-disability and other partnerships in-country are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community.
The Foundation mission is to advance the well being of children in all parts of the world regardless of national, cultural, religious or ethnic heritage; to aid and assist in providing the basic needs of food, shelter, health and education to such children, and to relieve the suffering of children with mental and physical handicaps. Proposals are being considered on a regular basis.
Funds initiatives in health care, child welfare, education, and other areas.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in the United States in 1992 by Sir Elton John. EJAF’s U.S. office is located in New York City. In 1993, Sir Elton also established the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF-UK) in the United Kingdom, headquartered in London.
The Family Care Foundation (FCF) provides humanitarian services and support and training to grassroots organizations in developing countries. The Foundation International Relief and Development includes funding for programs targeting Orphans & Street Kids, AIDS, Medical Programs, Computer Literacy, Drug Awareness, Emergency Relief, Education, grants for Physically Challenged and Food.
Fauna & Flora International, founded in 1903, was the world’s first international conservation organisation. Expanding beyond our African origins, FFI succeeded in giving conservation a voice on the international stage and drawing worldwide attention to the plight of rare and endangered species and habitats.
The FCCA Foundation provides a tangible mechanism for the cruise industry to fund a range of humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America. In its 16 years of existence, the Foundation has impacted hundreds of thousands of citizens by providing over $3 million in funding to causes and charities throughout the region.
The Firelight Foundation mission is to improve the well-being of children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. We support grassroots organizations that help families and communities meet the needs of their children. Firelight accepts unsolicited proposals from seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The purpose of the Flahive Family Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of people all over the world through activities that promote education, self-sufficiency, health and wellness. The emphasis is on international projects and third world countries, especially Africa.
The Flora Family Foundation supports public benefit organizations working throughout the world in education, health, arts and culture, the environment, global security, civic engagement, and the advancement of women.
The Glaser Progress Foundation focuses on four program areas: Measuring Progress, Animal Advocacy, Independent Media, Global HIV/AIDS. The Foundation does not accept grant proposals or solicitations for the Global HIV/AIDS program area. Though frequently asked, the Foundation does not fund companion animal shelters or animal sanctuaries.
The Global Fund for Women supports women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women’s right groups based outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 for operating and program expenses.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world’s most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. The Fund does not accept proposals from individual charities, organizations or projects. Non-CCM proposals will be accepted only under exceptional circumstances.
The Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest, especially women, improve their lives and escape poverty through access to microfinance and technology. With a footprint in 36 nations, Grameen Foundation is able to identify local needs and share best practices and lessons learned to enhance and expand local programs that move women from poverty to financial self-sufficiency.
The Green Family Foundation’s mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support education, global health and community development. GFF empowers underserved communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives.
The Greenbaum Foundation focuses its funding primarily on international innovative human rights projects benefiting children and youth — abolishing all forms of modern day slavery, ending female genital mutilation/cutting, fighting child abuse, neglect, sex trafficking of children, forced prostitution, the using of children as soldiers.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations primarily located in Maryland, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel and the Former Soviet Union.
The work of the Luce Foundation reflects the interests of four generations of the Luce family. These include the interdisciplinary exploration of higher education; increased understanding between Asia and the United States; the study of religion and theology; scholarship in American art; opportunities for women in science and engineering; and environmental and public policy programs.
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs.
The International Theos Foundation provides resources, financial and material, to organizations making a difference in providing unique and/or critical services to humankind throughout the world. Resources are provided to local organizations helping the “poorest of the poor” to improve food, shelter, health, cultural, and education opportunities, as well as other critical services required to support democratic societies. Resource allocation will be based on availability and local needs.
The J & M Foundation carries on the dreams and aspirations of Joseph and May Winston by making grants for charitable, educational, scientific, artistic and literary purposes. The scope of grants thus far made have primarily focused on education in the United States, Europe and Israel. The Foundation has also made grants to further musical education and medical research.
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. Support is provided to organizations in the United States and abroad.
The purpose of the Japan Foundation is: “to contribute to a better international environment, and to the maintenance and development of harmonious foreign relationships with Japan, through deepening other nations’understanding of Japan, promoting better mutual understanding among nations, encouraging friendship and goodwill among the peoples of the world, and contributing to the world in culture and other fields through the efficient and comprehensive implementation of international cultural exchange activities.”
The Jelks Family Foundation was formed in 1994 to promote cultural, educational, environmental, historical, and humanitarian programs through charitable giving and active participation. While we are based in Florida, we are engaged globally. Our Foundation includes legal, health, and environmental professionals.
The JRCT makes grants to individuals and to projects seeking the creation of a peaceful world, political equality and social justice. We chiefly support work undertaken in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.
La Catalina Educational Foundation is a Mexican non profit, based in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico and founded in 2003. The organization offers free or highly subsidized programs to advance the educational and economic level of the local Mexican people, including English,Spanish,and Math classes, academic tutoring for at risk youth, small business development training, art and dance classes, and more.