Adrienne Shelly Foundation - Assists women with film school scholarships, production grants, finishing funds, and other resources.
African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) - Working for women's rights and philanthropy across the African continent. AWDF's grant making processes are uniquely designed to meet the needs of African women and include the provision of small grants($1000-$5000) to community-based organizations, main grants (up to $50,000), capacity building support and a strong focus on movement building.
Against Malaria Foundation - Funds anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Works with distribution partners to ensure they are used. Tracks and reports malaria case data.
Agora Foundation, The - Seeks to provide educational opportunities for those not able to return to formal schooling, but who want to receive a formation in the fundamental philosophical, theological, scientific, and literary ideas that have shaped our civilization. In addition to the focus on subject matter, there is a conscious effort to encourage those segments of our society that have broad influence on others, for example: teachers, business executives, attorneys, doctors, and students). In other words, The Agora Foundation will work in the "market place" to improve the community.
Alexander von Humboldt - A non-profit foundation established by the Federal Republic of Germany for the promotion of international research cooperation. It enables highly qualified scholars not resident in Germany to spend extended periods of research in Germany and promotes the ensuing academic contacts.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - Programs and interests in science and technology, standard of living and economic performance, education and careers in science and technology, and various national issues and civic programs.
Alicia Patterson Foundation Program - Established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year and six month grants are awarded to working journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for The APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.
American Himalayan Foundation - Dedicated to helping the people and the ecology of the Himalaya. Builds and supports schools and students; trains doctors and funds hospitals; cares for children and elders; plants trees and restores sacred sites. Helps Tibetans rebuild and sustain their culture both in exile and in Tibet.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation - Promoting the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by relief to the poor, care of the sick and aged, caring and nurturing of children, aid to the disadvantaged.
Andy Roddick Foundation - Aims to provide children in need with quality education and other necessary resources. It accomplishes these goals by donating to charities that focus on aiding abused children, children with childhood diseases, and keeping children in school.
Andrew Lees Trust - Implements, and continues to develop, a number of social and environmental projects in Madagascar that aim to reduce poverty and improve natural resource management, food security, and health practices, especially HIV awareness, for rural communities in the south of the country.
Annie E. Casey Foundation - Working with neighborhoods and state and local governments, the Foundation provides significant grants and other forms of assistance to a limited number of sites in a long-term effort to strengthen the support services, social networks, physical infrastructure, employment, self-determination, and economic vitality of distressed communities.
Annenberg Foundation, The - Established in 1989 by Walter H. Annenberg. Provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally through its headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania and offices in Los Angeles, California. Its major program areas are education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community; health and human services; and animal services and the environment.
ArtPlace America - A collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation's largest banks. ArtPlace America also seeks advice and counsel from close working relationships with various federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education, and Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council.
Atlantic Philanthropies, The - A private foundation created in 1982 by businessman Chuck Feeney. It focuses its giving on health, social, and politically liberal public policy causes in Australia, Bermuda, Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam. It is currently [as of early 2017] bringing to a conclusion $8 billion in grantmaking that it has provided over 35 years.
Baring Foundation - Purpose is to improve the quality of life of people suffering disadvantage and discrimination.
Barnes Foundation - Promotes the advancement of education and the appreciation of fine arts and horticulture through teaching, research, and other programs related to its Art Department and Arboretum, as well as through public access to the Gallery which houses its main collection of paintings, sculpture, and other works of art.
Beldon Fund - The Fund's mission is to make grants to nonprofit organizations to protect and sustain the environment.
Bertha Foundation - Mission to create more progressive and just societies with support to: activism, media, law and enterprise.
Bertelsmann Stiftung - Seeks to to identify social problems and challenges at an early stage and develop solutions to address them.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Looks for strategic opportunities to extend the benefits of modern science and technology to people around the world, especially where poverty serves as an obstacle to participating in these benefits.
Boston Foundation, The - Gives priority to community-building strategies that help children and their families overcome poverty.
California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) - Committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California and helping consumers make informed health care and coverage decisions. CHCF commissions research and analysis, publishes and disseminates information, convenes stakeholders, and funds development of programs and models aimed at improving the health care delivery and financing systems.
Clinton Global Initiative - Bringing together a carefully selected group of the world's best minds and most distinguished problem solvers to focus on such issues as how to reduce poverty; use religion as a force for reconciliation and conflict resolution; implement new business strategies and technologies to combat climate change; and strengthen governance.
Commonwealth Fund - A New York City-based private foundation supporting independent research on health and social issues. Dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) - A non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute working to broaden the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas. Its Leadership Institute for Public Service allows college students to learn how the U.S. Congress works. Its Congressional Fellows Program offers people who have completed graduate and professional degrees, the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working in the offices of members of Congress.
Craigs List Foundation - Creates community in the nonprofit arena by 'helping people help', regardless of cause or sector. Supports nonprofits by providing free and low cost education opportunities to emerging nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs.
Daniel Singer Foundation - Annually recognizes an original essay which helps further socialist ideas in the tradition of Daniel Singer.
Dekker Foundation - Provides grants to promote educational programs, raise awareness of social issues, and foster a larger sense of community among people of different backgrounds and beliefs.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.
Echoing Green - Provides first-stage funding and support to visionary leaders with bold ideas for social change. As an angel investor in the social sector, Echoing Green identifies, funds, and supports the world's most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch.
Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) - Created in 1942 by Hollywood heavyweights - Samuel Goldwyn with friends Humprhey Bogart, James Cagney, and the Warner brothers, the Entertainment Industry Foundation was established on the belief that the entertainment industry was in a unique position to help others. Supports charitable initiatives addressing critical issues facing our society.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund - Located in San Francisco, California. Members of the Haas, Jr. family bring their leadership to the Fund through their work as trustees. Through its grantmaking, the Fund aspires to serve as a voice of hope and a positive, unifying force for social change.
Finnish Technology Award Foundation - Promotes scientific research that improves of the quality of life through technological innovation. The Foundation awards biannually the Millennium Technology Prize.
Foundation Center - Collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.
Foundation for Women's Center - Supports programs that increase public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment or conduct research and training related to gynecologic cancers.
Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) - Accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The purpose of the Society for Environmental Journalism's FEJ is The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism.
Fund for Wild Nature - Provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity.
Funding Exchange - A network of community based foundations throughout the U.S. with a national office in New York City. Committed to change, not charity. Member Foundations include:
Global Fund for Women - Advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups in five regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Europe and Central Asia, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. Since its inception in 1987, the Global Fund has granted over $100 million to more than 4,400 women's groups in 172 countries.
Grant Space - A service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.
granthelp - Provides grant writers with tips, techniques, and books related to grant writing.
Grantsmanship Center, The (TGCI) - A leader in grant information and grantsmanship training, TGCI conducts over 200 workshops annually in grantsmanship, proposal writing and fundraising.
Heinrich Boll Foundation - The Heinrich Boll Foundation, affiliated with the Green Party and headquartered in the Hackesche Hofe in the heart of Berlin, is a legally independent political foundation working in the spirit of intellectual openness. The Foundation's primary objective is to support political education within Germany and abroad, thus promoting democratic involvement, socio-political activism, and cross-cultural understanding. The Foundation also provides support for art and culture, science and research, and developmental co-operation.
Herb Block Foundation - Committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged through the creation or support of charitable and educational programs with the same goals. The Foundation is also committed to providing educational opportunity to deserving students through post-secondary education scholarships and to promoting editorial cartooning through continued research.
Herzen Foundation - United Kingdom charity trust organisation operating under the umbrella of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The Foundation was established in 2011 with the main objective to support democratic transformation of Russia.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): Grants and Fellowships - A nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields. The Institute is one of the world's largest philanthropies, with laboratories across the United States and grants programs throughout the world.
Impact Fund - Provides funds for impact litigation in the areas of civil rights, environmental justice, and poverty law. Offers innovative technical support, training, and expertise on issues that arise in large scale impact litigation. Serves as lead counsel, co-counsel and amicus counsel in select class action and impact litigation.
Investigative Fund, The - Incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact, particularly on issues that may be bypassed by the mainstream media. The Investigative Fund does this by providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support, and grants to cover the research costs associated with investigative journalism.
Islamic Research Foundation International (IRFI) - Seeking to revive the Islamic Renaissance through intellectual advancement of the Muslim Ummah by awarding research grants, scholarships and establishing centers of higher learning, which integrate Islamic and modern education.
J.M. Kaplan Fund - The Fund was established with proceeds from the sale of the Welch Grape Juice Company - wholly owned by Kaplan - to the National Grape Co-operative Association in Westfield, New York. The Fund won recognition for major commitments to the New School (where Kaplan served as board chairman for twenty years), Carnegie Hall (which he helped save), and the movement for union democracy. The Fund is also known for small grants given quickly for emergencies or as seed money to attract other funding. Three-fifths of grants are made in program areas of environemnt, historic preservation, and human migrations. Two-fifths of grants support a wide range of activity including: art, architecture, publishing, and design; conservation of land and buildings; policy analysis and discussion of civic issues; human rights and social justice.
Jazz Foundation of America - Dedicated to providing financial, medical and legal assistance to those great jazz and blues veterans who find themselves in crisis due to illness, age and/or circumstance.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded to men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) - The JRCT makes grants to individuals and to projects seeking the creation of a peaceful world, political equality and social justice. Chiefly support work undertaken in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. JRCTTrustees are Quakers, and decision-making and practice are based on Quaker values.
Jerusalem Fund - Since 1977, The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development has supported the social, economic and cultural steadfastness of the Palestinian people as they struggle for freedom and self-determination. It has worked with grassroots groups in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in Israel, and in Lebanon, channeling humanitarian aid to initiatives that assist the young, the old, the disadvantaged, and the disinherited.
Kavli Foundation - Based in Oxnard, California, and dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work. The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
Knight Foundation - Sseek opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential.
La Caixa Foundation - La Caixa, formally Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona (Spanish: Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona), is currently Europe's leading savings bank and Spain's third largest financial institution, with a network of over 5,500 branches, more than 8,100 ATMs, a workforce in excess of 27,000 and more than 10.7 million customers. The bank controls the largest charitable foundation in Spain, and one of the largest in the world. It makes major investments in care of the aged and infants, curing Alzheimer's, technologically advanced classrooms, old-age centers, and the like. Through its Social Programme, La Caixa funds social, environmental and scientific, cultural and research programmes.
Lindbergh Foundation - Each year, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation presents Lindbergh Grants to individuals whose proposed research or education projects will make important contributions toward improving the quality of life by balancing technological advancements and the preservation of the environment.
Long Now Foundation - Established in 1996 to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution.
MacArthur Foundation - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition primarily through its support for public interest media.
McKnight Foundation - A responsive grantmaker that supports grassroots action, and a strategic grantmaker that encourages system and policy reform.
Nathan Cummings Foundation - Rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. Seeks to build a socially and economically just society that values and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.
New America Foundation - Relying on a venture capital approach, the Foundation invests in outstanding individuals and policy ideas that transcend the conventional political spectrum. Through its Fellowships and Policy Programs, New America sponsors research, writing, conferences, and events on important issues of our time.
New York Council for the Humanities - Council-funded programs take many forms: lectures, symposia, reading and discussions programs, museum exhibits, film screenings and discussions, radio productions, on-line exhibitions, walking tours, and more.
Nippon Foundation, The (Japan) - The activities of The Nippon Foundation are divided into three basic areas: 1) Overseas Cooperative Assistance; 2) Maritime Development; 30 Domestic Social Welfare and Volunteer Support.
Noaber Foundation - Donations and investments in technology, healthcare, education, and cultural projects.
Nobel Foundation - A private institution established in 1900 based on the will of Alfred Nobel. The Foundation manages the assets made available through the will for the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. It represents the Nobel institutions externally and administers informational activities and arrangements surrounding the presentation of the Nobel Prizes. The Foundation also administers Nobel symposia in the different prize areas.
Non-Violence Project Foundation - Educates and trains youth, teachers and sport coaches around the world in understanding how to solve conflicts without resorting to violence.
NUTUREart - A source of support and opportunity for talented visual artists who currently lack the resources to realize their potential and become full-time, self-supporting professionals.
Oak Foundation - An international philanthropy funding projects in conservation, human rights, abuse, housing, learning disabilities, and other social justice issues.
Open Society Foundations - Funding a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development.
Open Society Institute (OSI) - A private operating and grantmaking foundation based in New York City that serves as the hub of the Soros foundations network, a group of autonomous foundations and organizations in more than 50 countries. OSI and the network implement a range of initiatives that aim to promote open societies by shaping government policy and supporting education, media, public health, and human and women's rights, as well as social, legal, and economic reform.
Orfalea Family Foundation - Supports high quality, preventative and experiential community programs which directly impact children, youth and underprivileged families of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Park Foundation - Supports scholarships in higher education, quality media that heightens public awareness of critical issues, and protection of the environment.
Peace Development Fund - Works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movement. Endeavor to be a key 'go-to' foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection
Pew Charitable Trusts, The - The Pew Trusts are among the nation's largest private philanthropies, with assets of $4.7 billion and annual grant commitments of about $190 million.
Rauschenberg Foundation - Fosters the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg's life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same fearlessness, innovation, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health care philanthropy. Supports training, education, research (excluding biomedical research), and projects that demonstrate the effective delivery of health care services.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund - Advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The Fund currently works in three pivotal places: New York City, Western Balkans, and Southern China.
Rockefeller Family Fund - Best known for its creative and leveraged grantmaking, its role as a catalyst in the nonprofit as well as the funding communities, and its record of public policy innovation. At present, the Family Fund has five program areas: Citizen Participation and Government Accountability, Economic Justice for Women, Environment, Institutional Responsiveness, and Self-Sufficiency. Within these program areas, RFF supports advocacy programs of national significance that are likely to yield tangible public policy results. The RFF currently distributes about $2.5 million annually in grants.
Rockefeller Foundation - Grantmaking is organized around four thematic lines of work: Creativity and Culture, Food Security, Health Equity and Working Communities. In addition, the Foundation supports various regional and special programs, among them the Africa Regional Program, Southeast Asia Regional Program, Communication for Social Change, Public/Private Partnerships and Global Philanthropy. It also offers a unique place for study and creative endeavor through its Bellagio Study and Conference Center in northern Italy.
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation - Founded in Berlin in 1990. A provider of political education, a discussion forum for critical thinking and political alternatives, and a centre for progressive social thinking and research both in Germany and throughout the world. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is actively involved in political education throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. It considers itself part of the political movement for democratic socialism.
Rosenberg Foundation - Established in 1935 at the bequest of California business leader Max L. Rosenberg, the Foundation has supported a wide range of initiatives to promote economic inclusion and human rights, including efforts to improve the lives of underprivileged children, integrate people of color and immigrants into civic institutions and the state's economy, increase the economic health of working families, and reform the state's approach to criminal justice and public safety.
Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) - Started by Robert Meeropol, who was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era. In 1990, Meeropol figured out how he could repay the progressive community that helped him survive. He founded the RFC to help children of targeted activists in the U.S. today- children who are experiencing the same nightmare he and his brother endured as youngsters. Since then, the RFC has awarded nearly $5 million to benefit close to a thousand children in the U.S. whose parents have been targeted because of their involvement in progressive movements including the struggles to preserve civil liberties, wage peace, safeguard the environment, combat racism and homophobia, and organize on behalf of workers, prisoners, immigrants and others whose human rights are under threat.
Schubert Foundation - Dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance.
Sidney Hillman Foundation - Honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Through the years the foundation has made grants of tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships, research, and lecture series on college campuses. Also, presents Hillman Prize, Stetin Award, and Sidney Awards.
Slought Foundation - A non-profit organization based in Philadelphia that engages the public in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change. It collaborate with a range of partners including artists, communities, universities, and governments to encourage cultural inclusiveness and social activism. From Kwame Anthony Appiah to Helene Cixous, Werner Herzog to Kazuyo Sejima, its programs feature today's visionaries in conversation about the role of the artist in society, and the potential transformation of social and political structures. 450+ hours of recordings from these programs, available online, were downloaded over 125,000 times by visitors from 100 countries. Browse the archives, or view select programs.
Soros Foundations Network - The Soros foundations network includes Soros foundations that operate in individual countries or regions; the Open Society Institute (OSI) and its offices; OSI initiatives supporting the work of the Soros foundations; and U.S. Programs, which are initiatives that operate in the United States only. Soros foundations and initiatives operate in more than 50 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The goal of the Soros foundations network throughout the world is to transform closed societies into open ones and to protect and expand the values of existing open societies.
Souls Grown Deep Foundation - Dedicated to documenting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting this work of these self-taught African American artists. Through the use of its 1,200 artworks and thousands of field photographs, the organization's goal is to bring this vital and quintessentially American art form to a wider audience, to see its inclusion in the "real" American art dialogue, and ensure its recognition as one of the great American contributions to the history of art.
Stanton Foundation - The Foundation's interests include classic and twenty-first century First Amendment issues and the larger challenge of the creation of a better informed citizenry.
Sunlight Foundation - A non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike.
Thomson Reuters Foundation - Works to help women worldwide know and defend their rights. Runs a number of programs aimed at empowering women through news, information, free legal assistance and media development.
Tides - Several organizations linked by a commitment to social change, innovation, and responsible stewardship of resources. The organizations collaborate as partners - sharing ideas, technical systems, and an office complex.
Town Creek Foundation - Four grantmaking programs - an environment program, a promoting peace program, a news and commentary program, and a Talbot County program.
UnLtd - Supports social entrepreneurs - people with vision, drive, commitment and passion who want to change the world for the better.
Waitt Foundation - Primary mission of the Waitt Foundation is to protect our oceans from the harmful impacts of overfishing. Funding partnerships and projects in conjunction with its grantees and two institutes, the Waitt Foundation supports a variety of national and international programs concentrating on ocean conservation initiatives and marine related issues.
Walkley Foundation - Encourages great Australian journalism. The Walkley Foundation hosts an exciting, year-round program of industry and public events, innovation showcases, training sessions and awards.
Wellcome Trust, The - An independent research-funding charity that aims to improve human and animal health. To this end, it supports 'blue skies' research and applied clinical research. It also encourages the exploitation of research findings for medical benefit.
Wilburforce Foundation - Dedicated to protecting nature's richness and diversity through funding programs that help preserve our remaining wild places.
William J. Clinton Foundation - Focusing on: global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America. Search the Clinton Foundation Donors List here.
Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) - Non-governmental organization that implements demonstration projects for heart disease prevention. WHF is an international coalition of nurse executives, civic leaders, community health directors, member hospitals, partners, providers and corporate sponsors responding to the health crisis of women's heart disease.
Wounded Marines Careers Foundation - A first-of-its-kind career training and job placement program for our nation's wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen. The initial mission of the Foundation is to provide wounded Marines new and marketable professional skills for careers in media following their rehabilitation.
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