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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to foreign or international affairs.

Web Sites

ACCION International
Tucson-based ACCION International is dedicated to fighting poverty and bringing financial services to poor but enterprising businessmen and women -- street vendors, seamstresses, sandal makers - through the practice of microlending. In addition to its programs in a number of U.S. states, the organization operates a Latin American network of 18 microlending institutions that serves 450,000 clients in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

African Services Committee
ASC was founded in 1981 by a group of refugees to provide relief and assistance for diverse ethnic immigrant and refugee groups in need of food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal services, housing, and employment. The ASC site provides information for immigrants, African NGOs?, health promotion and disease prevention, and HIV care and support.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Aga Khan Development Network
The Aga Khan Foundation is a non-denominational, international development agency established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. Its mission is to develop and promote creative s olutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 12 countries. It is a modern vehicle for traditional philanthropy in the Ismaili Muslim community under the leadership of the Aga Khan.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

American Near East Refugee Aid
D.C.-based ANERA's mission is to reduce poverty and relieve suffering in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Lebanon, thereby improving the lives of all people in the Middle East. The organization coordinates health, education, and economic development projects in cooperation with local institutions and also provides humanitarian aid and relief to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Conservation, Food, & Health Foundation
Provides grants to assist in the conservation of natural resources, the production and distribution of food, and the improvement and promotion of health in the developing world.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders
Grants Promote Human Rights in the South-Mediterranean Region
The Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders aims to promote and enhance a human rights culture and the consolidation of democratic civil society within the South-Mediterranean region. The Foundation supports local, national, and regional human rights non-governmental organizations and institutes as well human rights defenders in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Syria, and Palestine. Emergency Interventions grants provide short-term support to human rights defenders in difficulty or at risk as a result of their activities in the region. Standard Interventions grants support capacity building for small human rights organizations, groups, and defenders. Emergency Intervention applications are accepted throughout the year; the deadline to apply for Standard Interventions grants is August 2, 2017. Visit the Foundation's website to review the guidelines and eligibility criteria.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Family Care Foundation (FCF)
Operates projects and provides support and training for grassroots organizations in developing countries. FCF's slogan "Caring for Today ... Investing in Tomorrow" is enacted via our global relief and development network which provides both emergency services and sustained development for communities, families and children in 50 countries.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Fundsnet International Grants and Funders
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Funds for NGOs Supporting Human Rights Projects
As NGOs increase their efforts to address human rights violations, access to sustained funding still remains a challenge. With few donors available, the impact of their work can get reduced to a great extent. In order to assist organizations in finding new donors, we have developed this list of 50 international funders providing grants for human rights projects around the world.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
Deadline: Rolling
Award size: $50,000-$15M
GIF invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. GIF seeks solutions that can scale up commercially, through the public/philanthropic sector, or through a combination of both in order to achieve widespread adoption.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

National Endowment for Democracy
Grants Program
NED supports projects that promote political and economic freedom, a strong civil society, independent media, human rights and the rule of law.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Near East Foundation
A private, nonprofit development agency established in 1915, NEF works directly and through local institutions to help people in the Middle East and Africa build better lives for themselves and their communities. It does this by helping communities articulate their needs, determine priorities, and access resources; by providing its own funding and store of knowledge and expertise; and by recruiting nearly all of its staff from the countries served, creating a strong legacy of grassroots involvement for the future.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Terra Viva Grants Directory
The Terra Viva develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries. Check out the Grant Makers and Fundng News tabs.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

Violet Jabara Charitable Trust
Funding Targets Middle Eastern Countries and Culture
The mission of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust is two-fold: to help improve the lives of the people in developing countries of the Middle East and to foster greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United States. The Trust makes grants to nonprofit organizations that work in developing countries in the Middle East -- Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Yemen, Egypt, and North Africa. Countries further afield (such as the Gulf countries, Sudan, or Afghanistan) may also be considered. Funding supports innovative ideas in the fields of international economic development, as well as all aspects of reproductive health and women's welfare. In addition, the Trust makes grants to American organizations which promote deeper understanding of Middle East issues and culture in the United States. General operating and project grants are provided. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation's website to review the funding guidelines and learn more about the Foundation's areas of interest.
(Last checked 05/22/17)

World Federation of United Nations Associations
Human Rights Grants
(Last checked 05/01/17)


The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

SEARCH FOR SECURITY : THE ACCESS GUIDE TO FOUNDATIONS IN PEACE, SECURITY, AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Anne Allen, ed. Washington, D.C. : Access, 1989. 191pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .S42 1989
Provides information on 158 private and corporate U.S. foundations that award grants in the field of international security and peace. The book also contains an analysis of giving to the international security field in 1988 and discusses the current outlook and future trends in this area based on research and interviews with foundation officials and others.

WORLD GUIDE TO FOUNDATIONS. Munchen: K. G. Saur. Funding Center (1 East) AS911 .A2 W59
The first edition published in October 1997 contained close to 22,000 foundations world wide. The second, two-volume edition has now doubled that number. Volume I Europe includes 20,743 foundations while Volume II Africa, America, Asia, and Oceana documents 20,500 entries. Each entry provides the name of the foundation, address, telephone, e-mail, fax, year of foundation's creation, chair, managing director, donors, assets, income and expenditures, and aims.


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