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Africa : Funding Sources
Selected web links provided by the Grantsmanship Center.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

African Development Bank (AfDB)
The African Development Bank is the premier financial development institution of Africa, dedicated to combating poverty and improving the lives of people of the continent and engaged in the task of mobilizing resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries. The AfDB joins with the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund to form the AfDB Group. The AfDB Group makes loans and equity investments in the public and private sectors of its African member countries. The AfDB provides technical assistance for investment projects; works with its member countries to coordinate development policies and plans; and provides financial support to its members in emergencies. Current annual financial commitments by the AfDB Group are the equivalent of about US$3 billion. Infrastructure projects and multi-sector operations (i.e., assistance to governments for debt relief and policy-based loans) are the largest part of AfDB's financial portfolio. Health, education, and finance are one-fourth of the total. Agriculture and environment are moderately important, summing to almost 18% of loans and grants (year 2005).
(Last checked 03/15/18)

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 solutions 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.
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American-Himalayan Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people and ecology of the Himalaya.
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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
AFESD has been participating in the financing of economic and social development projects in the Arab World since 1968.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and and Pacific Island Funding Sources
Selected web links provided by the Grantsmanship Center.
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Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation undertakes grant making with organizations as a collaborative process of problem identification and strategic planning within our four areas of programming interest: Governance and Law , Women's Political Participation, Economic Reform and Development, and Regional Relations.Please review our country programs highlights and current Project Lists to see if your project falls within the scope of the Foundation's current programs. Most grants are given to organizations in Asia and no grants are given to individuals.
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Asia Pacific Philanthropy Information Network
Includes information about philanthropy and the third sector in Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Includes information about funding activities as well.
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Asian Cultural Council
The Asian Cultural Council, a foundation supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and the countries of Asia, is an affiliate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
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Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) defines its mission as helping its developing country member countries to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their citizens. Its instruments for providing assistance are policy dialogue, loans, technical assistance, grants, guarantees, and equity investments. Its annual lending volume is about $6 billion. Expenditures on technical assistance usually total about $180 million annually.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, see Gates Foundation (Bill & Melinda)

Canada : Funding Sources
Selected web links provided by the Grantsmanship Center.
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Canadian Government Grants and Loans
The Canadian Government has over 900 different programs through which it offers low-cost loans and grants to citizens of Canada needing affordable business financing. The estimated annual expenditure for programs administered at both the Federal and Provincial levels is in excess of ninety billion dollars ($90,000,000,000).
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Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Funds for NGOs
The Canada Government’s development assistance agency, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) supports sustainable development around the world to reduce poverty and ensure Canada’s contribution to a secure and prosperous world. Specifically, CIDA has the mandate to “advance Canadian values of global citizenship, equity, and environmental sustainability, as well as Canadian interests regarding security, prosperity, and governance; deliver visible, durable impact on the world’s key development challenges as identified in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); focus on reducing poverty through an effective and focused approach which will match Canadian niches with developing countries’ needs in coordination with other donors; recognize and promote sustainable solutions to address the critical linkages between environmental degradation, poverty, and social inequity; and mobilize Canadians to build our society’s capacity to contribute effectively to global poverty reduction.” It has a number of fundin schemes and programmes for NGOs on health education, livelihood, democracy and youth development. Besides managing funds at country-level, it has some centralized funding also available such as: (1)Canada Fund for Africa; (2) Industrial Cooperation Programme; (3) Conference Fund; (4) Indigenous People’s Partnership Programme; (5) International Youth Internship Programme; and (6)Voluntary Sector Programme (The Voluntary Sector Programme has a number of funding schemes for NGOs).
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Canadian International Development Research Centre (IRDC)
IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
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Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) aims to assist Caribbean nations to promote broad-based economic growth, inclusive social development, good governance, and regional cooperation and integration. The CDB supports the Millennium Development Goals for the Caribbean region. It disburses less than US$150 million per year, and thus CDB is one of the world's smallest multilateral development banks. The CDB's program areas include health, education, physical infrastructure, disaster risk management, and enterprise development. Be sure to investigate the Basic Needs Trust Fund and the Special Development Fund.
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Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
CharityNet.org was absorbed by the Charities Aid Foundation in 2007. Although CAF focuses on the United Kingdom, CAF International has offices around the world including : CAFAmerica, CAF Australia, Bulgarian CAF, CAF India, CAF Russia, CAF Southern Africa, and IDIS (Brazil).
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Charity Village
Contains links to Canadian foundations and a directory of nonprofits. The site links visitors to news, career opportunities, listservs, newsgroups and other resources. The list of foundations located in Canada even includes some family foundations.
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Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, see Schusterman Family Foundation (Charles and Lynn)

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, see Mott Foundation

Colombian-American Community Foundation
This new foundation is striving to create a mechanism to enable Colombians living overseas to support the substantial, but generally financially strapped, Colombian civil society.
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The Commonwealth Foundation
This British foundation based in London serves as an umbrella to nongovernmental organizations in 51 Commonwealth countries, from Antigua and Canada to Zimbabwe. The Foundation's special interests include: the eradication of poverty, rural development, health, non-formal education, community enterprise, women in development, disability and the arts and culture. Emphasis is on supporting non-governmental organizations, professional associations, arts and culture, and travel grants.
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Cottonwood Foundation
Cottonwood Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization, run entirely by volunteers and with no paid staff, that provides small grants to grassroots organizations worldwide that are working for a sustainable future. Cottonwood awards grants to organizations that combine all of the following: protecting the environment, promoting cultural diversity, empowering people to meet their basic needs, and relying on volunteers. Support of such groups makes it possible to really make a difference in creating a better world.
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Development Bank of Latin America
Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) is a multilateral financial institution that mobilizes resources from international markets to Latin America, in order to provide multiple banking services to both public and private clients of its shareholder countries. The Institution is committed to sustainable development and regional integration. Established in 1970, in Caracas, Venezuela, it has country offices in Buenos Aires, La Paz, Brasilia, Bogota, Quito, Madrid and Lima. Its shareholders are: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, and 15 private banks in the region. CAF is the main source of multilateral financing of the Andean region, with approvals that amount to USD 18,423 million during the past five years. Likewise, during the last five years, the Institution has strengthened its presence in Latin America, particularly in projects that contribute to regional integration. CAF's main programmatic area is the development and improvement of physical infrastructure -- especially for transport, energy, and water. As CAF has grown, it has added a wider mix of social and environmental activities into its portfolio. It created a Social and Environmental Development division in 2004. CAF has an Environment Unit for projects in biodiversity conservation, bio-trade, biotechnology, and international negotiations related to environment, e.g., climate change. Note: click on the English version if you can't read Spanish.
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Development Gateway Foundation
The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organization. It was conceived by World Bank President James Wolfensohn and initially developed in the World Bank. Operations began in July 2001. Intended as a mechanism for developing countries to acquire information and forge partnerships.
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Directory of African Foundations 2008 (book)
Sydney Australia : Asia Pacific Infoserv Pty Ltd, 2008-
Africana Reference (2 East) HV7 .D565 2008
This comprehensive new directory lists every major national and international foundations, NGOs and other charitable and grant-making organizations located throughout Africa. All of the major established foundations and NGOs are included, as well as some of the less well-known grant-making organizations. Presenting names and contact details for hundreds of institutions, this new edition is the most comprehensive and up to date information on this growing sector.

The Eurasia Foundation
The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed grantmaking organization dedicated to funding programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the twelve New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Through its network of offices, the Eurasia Foundation currently awards approximately 1,000 grants worth over $20 million on an annual basis. Field offices are responsible for awarding grants directly to NIS organizations. Averaging $20,000, these grants presently account for approximately 80% of the total grant dollars awarded by the Foundation. For more information, contact the Eurasia Foundation, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036; E-mail: eurasia@eurasia.org; telephone: (202) 234-7370.
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Europe : Funding Sources
Selected web links provided by the Grantsmanship Center.
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European Foundation Centre
The European Foundation Centre (EFC) promotes and underpins the work of foundations and corporate funders active in and with Europe. Established in 1989 by seven of Europe's leading foundations, the EFC today has a membership of over 160 independent funders and serves a further 7,000 organisations linked through networking centres in thirty-five countries across Europe.
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Feed the Minds
Feed the Minds is a Christian communication charity with a difference! It brings books and literacy materials to the poorest countries of the world, yet it does not produce any materials itself. Instead, it gives grants to local publishers to produce books in their own language to meet the precise needs of the people. Sponsored by donors in Britain and Ireland.
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Finish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for International Development Cooperation
Note: select English.
Development policy aims according to Finland's Policy on Relations with Developing Countries (15 Oct 1998):
  • Promotion of global security
  • Reduction of widespread poverty
  • Promotion of human rights and democracy
  • Prevention of global environmental problems
  • Promotion of economic dialogue
Long-term partner countries include Mozambique, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nepal, Kenya, Nicaragua, Zambia, Egypt, Namibia and Peru.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Food Gardens Foundation (South Africa)
In 1977 Joy Niland and Pauline Raphaely, two suburban South Africans, founded the Food Gardens Foundation as a way to introduce low-cost (or even no-cost) methods of "restoring life and fertility to poor soil" and, most important, growing food, to families in the impoverished black township of Soweto. More than 20 years later, Foundation projects operate in rural and urban areas throughout Southern Africa. To learn how Niland and Raphaely got started, built bridges into communities that normally regard outsiders with mistrust, and what FGF looks like today, visit this web page.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Foundation
The Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, together with her family and some of Francois' friends, founded the Foundation in memory of her only child, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, a helicopter pilot killed in a 1986 crash at the age of 24 on a flying mission in Mali, West Africa, during the Paris-Dakar road race.
Independant of the other philanthropic activities of the Foundation, the Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud is involved in more than two dozen initiatives involving children's rights, health and human rights, and pediatric HIV/AIDS in 17 countries. The Association's operations are independent of the Foundation and require co-financing from other sources.
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Gates Foundation (Bill & Melinda)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation places a major focus on helping to improve people's lives through health and learning. We will continue to look 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.
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German Foundations Index
Stiftungen in Deutschland provides over 330 links to various German foundations. In german, so you may have to resort to a translation engine like FreeTranslation.com
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Glimmer of Hope
A Glimmer of Hope is a global, private charitable foundation. We seek to offer a Glimmer of Hope where it is needed most, and to help relieve some of the pain and suffering on the planet.
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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaraia, and Tuberculosis
The purpose of the Fund is to attract, manage and disburse additional resources through a new public-private partnership that will make a sustainable and significant contribution to the reduction of infections, illness and death, thereby mitigating the impact caused by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in countries in need, and contributing to poverty reduction as part of the Millenium Development goals.
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Global Greengrants Fund
Our grants fund grassroots action in some of the world's most despoiled and impoverished places. Grassroots groups are key to solving intractable problems and halting cycles of poverty, powerlessness and environmental destruction. Our grants offer hope and tap the energy of communities where other sources of support are unavailable. There is no better investment than supporting passionate people with great ideas.
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GlobalPhilanthropy.ca assists Canadian individuals, non-profits and charities to conduct foreign activities including international development, humanitarian assistance, and education and to understand the legal, ethical and practical issues that they face. As well GlobalPhilanthropy.ca will also provide insights to foreign charities interested in fundraising in Canada, especially those involved with international development and humanitarian assistance activities outside of Canada.
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Good 360
Good 360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, is the world leader in product philanthropy and the 3rd largest product and service philanthropic provider in the United States.
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Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
The Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR) was established in April 1993 by the Czech law No. 300/1992 as an independent institution that should promote progress over the whole range of scientific and technological development in the Czech Republic. Grants are provided to all kinds of Czech state and private research and development institutions and to private persons who are Czech citizens and reside permanently in the Czech Republic. Foreign private persons and institutions can cooperate in work on the grant projects.
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Grants for Individuals (United Kingdom)
Directory of Social Change's Grants for Individuals website contains details of over 3,500 trusts operating both nationally and locally. These trusts collectively have 362 pounds million available each year. Aims to include all publicly-registered charities which give at least 500 pounds a year to individuals, although most give much more than this.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Grantsmanship Center
International Grantmakers
Grantmakers are sorted into six major areas:
  • Africa
  • Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands
  • Canada
  • Central America, Caribbean, and South America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
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Henry J. Kaiser Foundation
The Foundation's work is focused on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa. The Foundation also maintains a special interest in health policy and innovation in its home state of California.
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InterAmerican Development Bank
Web site is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Describes the activities and projects of the IDB. Site provides information about private sector funding for investments and other business activity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Like the other development banks, the IDB does not count grant-making with civil society as among its major objectives. However, the IDB and its related Multilateral Investment Fund finance a number of grants for micro and small businesses.
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International Community Foundation
Established in 1990, International Community Foundation is a public charity working to foster lasting philanthropy to benefit under-served communities in Mexico and Latin America. With over 70% of International Community Foundation's recent grantmaking benefiting charitable causes along the Baja California peninsula, International Community Foundation is committed to assisting US donors with charitable giving needs internationally. For U.S donors, International Community Foundation provides all the traditional advantages associated with a public charity including tax benefits, savings on administrative costs, assurances that one's wishes will be followed after their lifetime, as well as the opportunity for individuals and families to actively participate in supporting charitable causes. Depending on the needs and interests of individual donors, International Community Foundation undertakes research on specific programs and geographic areas; obtains detailed information about potential grantees; facilitates site visits; fulfills required due diligence on projects receiving grants; and provides timely progress and financial reports to donors. For individuals wishing to make a difference in Baja California or anywhere else in Mexico, the International Community Foundation also offers a reliable and efficient tax deductible vehicle without being subject to the restrictions set forth in the 1994 U.S.-Mexico Tax Treaty which stipulates that tax-deductible individual giving in Mexico be limited to one's Mexican-sourced income.
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International Finance Corporation
In recent years, the IFC has tailored its activities increasingly to the needs of individual countries and intensified efforts to reach new countries, markets, and sectors where the development needs are greatest. This diversification strategy has been effective, with IFC approving pioneering investments in 8 member countries during FY97. IFC is now working in more countries, in a broader range of sectors, and with more far-reaching development impact than ever before. Advisory services and technical assistance continue to grow in importance as an integral part of IFC's program, contributing significantly to the development process.
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The International Foundation Directory (Book)
London : Europa Publications Limited. Reference Funding (1 East) Center HV7 .I56
The 2010 or 19th edition covers approximately 2500 foundations and related organizations located in 108 different countries. Typical entries include the name and address of the organization, date founded, history and description of activities, financial data, and names of officers. Also includes introductory essays on A Brief History of Foundations from an international viewpoint; Foundations and the Third Sector in Europe -- An Overview; Globalization and Foundations; and A Journey without Borders -- Researching and Applying to Foundations. Earlier editions also available.

International Fund Raising for Not-for-Profits : A Country by Country Profile (Book).
Thomas Harris, ed. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1999. 439pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HV41.2 .I57 1999
Assesses the potential for fundraising in 18 countries. Outlines legal and taxation issues in each nation. Authors from respective countries examine the state of philanthropy in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each country's profile includes information on its philanthropic history and economic place in the world; its legal and tax systems; its corporate, foundation, and individual giving, providing statistics on the latter and rankings of the top grant-making institutions when available; and its commonly accepted fund-raising practices. Each chapter also contains a bibliography and addresses of organizations that are resources for fund raisers. [Fund raising - directories; Nonprofit organizations - directories]

International Grantmaking : For International Visitors
For International Visitors is designed to help people visiting the Foundation Center Web site from countries outside the United States, and to help people seeking information on international grantmaking by U.S. foundations. The Foundation Center does not track information on charitable organizations located outside the U.S. Similar organizations to the Foundation Center exist in Canada, Europe, and in other locations, and we've gathered links to various other philanthropic organizations in our links to nonprofit resources.
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International Organizations Funding Directory (Book)
London: Europa, 2004. 1st edition, 484pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HD75.8 .I58
This title deals with the funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by international organizations, and the joint projects undertaken by the two. The International Organizations Funding Directory is an invaluable guide to the booming third sector, as well as a record of the undertakings of the major international organizations.
Each major international organization is profiled in its own chapter, where its subordinate sections, institutions, departments and directorates will feature, along with the projects they run in partnership with important local, national or international NGOs.
Projects included are those run in collaboration with local, national or international NGOs, which are influential on a national or international scale.
Projects are included in any area of NGO activity, including: development aid; rural development; environment and conservation; women's empowerment; civil society promotion; medicine and health; culture and art; economic reform; education and human rights.

Izumi Foundation
The primary goal of the Foundation is to support efforts that will reduce the burden of infectious diseases in developing and low-income countries. The Foundation's geographic focus includes the following countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The Foundation also funds in these countries in Central and South America: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru. No support for medical research or direct grants to individuals.
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Japan Foundation Center
A private foundation established by executives of private grant-making foundations in Japan (1) to provide authoritative information on foundations in Japan that award grants, prizes, or scholarships and (2) to publicize the social role and significance of the activities of private grant-making foundations to encourage the practice of philanthropy in Japan's private sector. In recent years,the grant-making activities of private foundations have increased in Japan, and these activities now attract public attention. The grant-making activities of private foundations have not yet gained wide public recognition,however, because of the lack of publicly available information on these activities. The Japan Foundation Center therefore serves as a source of up-to-date information on grant-making foundations and their grant programs and makes this information available to grant seekers,grant makers,and the public at large. Be sure to check out the Japanese Foundation links. In Japanese.
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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Currently in Japan, various groups and organizations - the central government, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector - are providing assistance to support socioeconomic development in developing countries. Assistance in the form of funding and technical cooperation provided by the government is called official development assistance (ODA).
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Kellogg Foundation
A non-profit, focuses to improve communities' quality of life in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Southern Africa through the practical application of knowledge and resources. Funding is focused toward food systems and rural development; youth and education and higher education; and philanthropy and volunteerism. Within these focal areas, funding is also provided for leadership; information systems/technology; efforts to capitalize on diversity; and family, neighborhood, and community development programming.
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Kiwanis International
Describes some of the organization's major fundraising campaigns and volunteer service projects.
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Levi Strauss Foundation
Consistent with the heritage and values of the company, the grantmaking programs of LS&CO. and the Levi Strauss Foundation focus on the urgent needs of communities around the world where our employees and our contractors' employees live and work. For over 50 years, the Levi Strauss Foundation's grantmaking has supported and led social change. Our strategic initiatives range from funding an organization that provides girls in underdeveloped regions of Pakistan access to education to providing resources for Mujeres en Desarrollo, a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic that motivates young people to change risky behavior by informing them about HIV/AIDS.
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Limmat Foundation (Switzerland)
The Foundation is active both in Switzerland and abroad, endeavoring to stimulate, encourage and support initiatives which serve the common good.
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Lion's Clubs International Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International (LCI). The foundation's mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs around the world in serving their local and global communities by funding humanitarian service projects. Last year alone, LCIF approved more than US$13.9 million in grants for Lions' districts around the world.
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Luso-American Development Foundation (Portugal)
The Luso-American Development Foundation is a private, financially independent Portuguese institution. Its main goal is to contribute towards Portugal's development by providing financial and strategic support for innovative projects by fostering cooperation between Portuguese and American civil society.
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MacArthur Foundation (John D. & Catherine T.)
Most of the Foundation's grantmaking will be carried out through two programs. The Program on Global Security and Sustainability will focus on issues of peace, population, environment, and human rights. The Program on Human and Community Development will support work in community development, the arts, economic opportunity, youth development, education, mental health, research and other areas.
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Mexican Center for Philanthropy
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Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South American Funding Sources
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Middle East Funding Sources
Selected web links provided by the Grantsmanship Center.
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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Through our Civil Society program, we fund non-governmental organizations in Central/Eastern Europe and South Africa.
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Nippon Foundation
The Nippon Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that is committed to philanthropic activities around the world, primarily focusing on the alleviation of human suffering, the advancement of general well-being, and the promotion of world peace. Its activities transcend the boundaries of politics, ideology, religion and race. For more information, contact: webmaster@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp
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NonprofitExpert.com International Grantmakers
Repeats a lot of entries from this list, but does offer an extensive collection of Canadian grantmakers.
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Oak Foundation
Global social and environmental concerns . . . are the focus of the Oak Foundation. The Foundation is international in scope and is particularly interested in issues that impact the lives of the disadvantaged. During the calendar year 2000, the Foundation made grants to 84 nonprofit organizations headquartered in 21 countries. There is no deadline for applications and grants range from $25,000 to $2,000,000. For more information email: William R. Cotter, President, oak@oakfnd.org or visit the Foundation's website. Source: Grants and Foundations Review, Oct. 2, 2001.
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OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
OFID's key aim is to foster social and economic progress in the developing world through the provision of concessional financing for developing countries. OFID provides financial assistance in a number of ways, with the distribution between the different types of aid changing over time as conditions in recipient countries evolve and needs alter. The methods of funding include public sector loans for development projects and programs, balance of payments support and debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative; trade financing; support to private enterprises ; grants for technical assistance, food aid, research and humanitarian relief work; and contributing to the resources of other development organizations whose activities benefit developing countries.
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Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation Network
National Foundations of the Soros network currently operate in 30 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Central Eurasia, South Africa, and Haiti. The national foundations develop their own programs in support of the mission and strategic goals established by their directors and staff to build open societies in their countries. These programs vary greatly in nature and urgency from country to country. Some foundations, such as Georgia and Haiti, began their programs in 1995, hiring staff, developing priorities, and awarding their first grants. Others, such as Hungary and Poland, have been in the forefront of the movement toward open society since before the revolutionary changes of 1989.
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Oxfam International
Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.
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Peace Parks Foundation (South Africa)
The South African newspaper Business Day recently reported that Anton Rupert -- chairman of the South Africa-based Peace Parks Foundation (PPF), head of the huge Rembrandt conglomerate and a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle -- was planning to donate the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket to create a huge "trans-frontier" national park bordering Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. This project would give tourists access to an area currently restricted to hunters -- and bordered with an electric fence -- and generate jobs. Read about this initiative, and the general work of the foundation at this web site.
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Philanthropy Australia
Philanthropy Australia is the national association which represents Australia's leading grantmaking Private, Family, Corporate and Community Trusts and Foundations. We encourage you to use this website as a launching pad into the community of philanthropy, making use of it as both a resource and networking tool. Both those new to the sector and those seeking the most up-to-date and exhaustive information will find this site invaluable.
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Fideicomiso ProViVah (Mexico)
A nonprofit organization that has already built hundreds of homes using quality materials in areas that are well-located and have electricity and sanitation. ProViVah offers a model for home ownership that targets the nation's poorest citizens.
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Relief Web
ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA). The purpose of this effort is to strengthen the response capacity of the humanitarian relief community through the timely dissemination of reliable information on prevention, preparedness and disaster response.
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Fund's major objective is to improve the well-being of all people through support of efforts in the United States and abroad that contribute ideas, develop leaders, and encourage institutions in the transition to global interdependence. Its grantmaking aims to counter world trends of resource depletion, arms build-ups, protectionism, and isolation which now threaten to move human kind everywhere further away from cooperation, equitable trade and economic development, arms restraint, and conservation.
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Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based, global foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities
Over the past 25 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has awarded more than $100 million in funding through its Global Grants Program to nonprofits to extend its reach and impact on children’s health and well-being worldwide. As RMHC and our network of local Chapters keep families close to each other and the care they need through our core programs, we also work with a select group of nonprofit organizations around the world that are making an immediate, positive impact on children. Beginning in 2017 and throughout 2020, the RMHC Global Grants Program will focus on oral health needs of children ages 0 to 6 in the U.S., and on reducing maternal and child mortality in the first six months of life in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
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Schusterman Family Foundation (Charles and Lynn)
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation was established in 1987 to support programs that enhance Jewish life in the United States, Israel, and the former Soviet Union. The foundation also funds Oklahoma based, non-sectarian charitable groups that focus on education, children and community service.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits--Religion and Social Change
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Small World Foundation
SWF is dedicated to providing reconstructive surgery and medical aid throughout the developing world for children and adults who have no access to proper health care or resources for treatment.
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Soros Foundation, see Open Society Institute

SOS-Kinderoff International
We offer a whole range of support activities for homeless children to local communities in 132 countries and territories. Find out about the different types of projects and embark on a journey through the continents.
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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Sida, is a government agency under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Sida's goal is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. Is your Swedish rusty? Look for the English tab.
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Terra Viva Grants
An online directory of grant makers for "green" funding in the developing countries. The nonprofit service is new this year, and it will evolve and develop as time goes on. Already we have almost 300 profiles included, and they account for the bulk of the grant funding in the sectors and countries we identify. We include a convenient and searchable database to help users rapidly identify and compare grant makers.
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Tibet Foundation
The Tibet Foundation was established in 1985 with the aims of providing healthcare, education and social economic support for people of Tibetan origin, both those living in exile, and those living in Tibet itself. It provides facilities to create a greater awareness of Tibetan culture and works to ensure its preservation, also to make available the thoughts and ideas of His Holiness the Dalai Lam, spreading his message of peace and harmony.
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Tinker Foundation
The Tinker Foundation was created in 1959 by Dr. Edward Larocque Tinker. His lifelong interest in the Iberian tradition in the Old and New Worlds directed the Foundation's overall focus on Latin America, Spain and Portugal. More recently the Foundation has included in its mandate the support of projects concerning Antarctica, a region of significant interest on an international scale.
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UK Department of International Development
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UK Fundraising
UK Fundraising, published since 1994, is a business to business site for UK charity fundraisers and the fundraising industry. News updated daily, with links to courses, resources, book reviews, magazines, and more for those interested in fund raising in the United Kingdom. Gives examples of how the Internet has been used for fund raising activities, both in the U.K. and abroad.
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United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is among the world's largest multilateral organizations for development assistance. It is present in all regions of the developing world. In each country office, the UNDP's Resident Representative normally also serves to coordinate the activities of the UN system as a whole.
On its website, UNDP lists more than 90 countries which participate in the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Program. Currently, about 10 new countries are being added each year. NGOs and community-based organizations in these countries are invited to apply. Project proposals must satisfy the SGP Country Program Strategy, overseen by a National Steering Committee. Funding can be provided for community-based assessment and planning; pilot demonstrations; monitoring and analysis; and dissemination, networking, and policy dialogue.
To be eligible for the UNDP Equator Prize, initiatives must be located within the equatorial belt (23.5 degrees latitude North and South of the Equator) in a developing country. A list of eligible countries is found on UNDP's website (dedicated section for Equatorial Initiative). Applicants may be community-based organizations; biodiversity-related businesses; indigenous groups; NGOs; and initiatives associated with a UNESCO World Heritage site or other biological reserve. Award recipients must be able to demonstrate impact; partnerships; sustainability; innovation and transferability; leadership and community empowerment; and gender equality and social cohesion.
Grant seekers should also explore UNDP's in-country programs for possible grant opportunities.
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The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
A private, charitable organization created in 1995 by the U.S. government in response to the declining state of science and engineering in the former states of the Soviet Union, has received grants totaling $12.5 million for the continuation and expansion of its Basic Research and Higher Education (BRHE) program. The new funds will allow the organization to continue its efforts to improve the research capabilities of Russian universities.
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U.S. Foundations: A Review of International Funding Priorities
This research report examines the funding priorities of U.S. foundations and overall trends in international giving. The study concludes that a wealth of information on foundation giving is available to assist those working in international development. January 25, 2000.

Virtual Foundation
The Virtual Foundation is a unique online philanthropy program which supports grassroots initiatives around the world. Carefully screened, community improvement projects in the fields of environment, health and sustainable development are posted on our web site. They can be read and funded by online donors.
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W. K. Kellogg Foundation, see Kellogg Foundation

formerly called Eurofunding
Provides partial access to a database covering funding opportunities available from European institutions such as: European Commission, EBRD, EIF, Council of Europe, etc. Full access requires a premium subscription.
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see Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)

World Bank
The World Bank is a major source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries in all parts of the world. It is made up of two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD focuses on middle-income and creditworthy countries which are economically poor, while the IDA focuses only on the economically poorest countries. Together the IBRD and IDA provide credits, grants, and low-interest loans to finance all aspects of economic development. The World Bank's aim is to build a climate for investment, employment, and sustainable growth. It is motivated by the Millennium Development Goals, with the central challenge of reducing global poverty.
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World Guide to Foundations (Book)
Munchen: K. G. Saur. Main Library Reference (1 East ) Funding Center 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.

Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)
A network of over 40 grantmaker support organisations around the world, which have joined together to create opportunities to learn from and support one another, develop modes of communication and collaboration and contribute to the strengthening of philanthropy worldwide. Sponsored by the Council of Foundations. Also provides an ever-expanding network of organizations participating in Wings, many of which give out funding or funding information.
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