Resources for innovators 

Explore our list of foundations, impact investors, fellowships, crowdfunding platforms and funding networks that support innovators and social enterprises tackling global issues.

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Accion Venture Lab

Accion Venture Lab is an investment initiative that provides patient seed capital and support to innovative financial inclusion start-ups, fostering experimentation and promoting business models that improve financial access for people living in poverty worldwide.

Acumen Fund

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches.

Addax & Oryx Foundation

The Addax & Oryx Foundation mission is to fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East, by supporting projects focused on four core areas: health, education, community development, and the environment.

Adobe Foundation

They provide people of all ages and backgrounds with grants, product access, and educational opportunities so they can tell their stories, express themselves, and build great careers.

Alcoa Foundation

Philanthropic efforts by the Foundation are focused on support for programs that complement sustainability initiatives. Working together with our nonprofit partners, Alcoa Foundation contributes to programs that protect and preserve the environment while also promoting equitable access to education and skills-building opportunities.

Alstom Foundation

This foundation supports and funds projects which serve to improve living conditions in, and economic prospects of, communities located near Alstom’s facilities and sites around the world.

Alwaleed Philanthropies

A Saudi Arabian NGO with a mission to build the bridges necessary for cultural understanding, community development, female and youth empowerment and disaster relief in times of crisis. At Alwaleed Philanthropy, they made a commitment to humankind, without boundaries.

Argosy Foundation

The mission of the Argosy Foundation is to support people and programs that make society a better place to live. They seek to employ creative and entrepreneurial approaches that help people to help themselves, and become self-sustaining whenever possible. Their intention is to solve systemic problems, build teams and communities, create replicable solutions, and inspire others to contribute in their own ways.

Arthur B. Schultz Foundation

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation helps advance opportunities for women and people with physical disabilities. We partner with grassroots organizations primarily in East Africa and Central America focused specifically on education and leadership, life skills, entrepreneurship, and advocacy for adolescent girls, women, and people with disabilities. Our endowment is 100% impact aligned with our mission and includes US and select global social enterprises.

Ashden Trust

The Ashden Trust is a UK based grant-making charity. It is part of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and is one of the 17 trusts within this network.Although the Trust was set up in 1989 and made its first grant in 1990. Over the past 30 years, it has made grants to numerous organisations across a range of sectors; all of which have worked towards tackling climate change in a fair and just way.


Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world.

Baird Foundation

Baird Foundation supports nonprofit organizations aligned with our focus on health and human services, education, the arts and diversity. We believe in sharing our strong commitment to equality and opportunity for all, and we seek to support organizations where our associates are actively engaged in order to maximize our impact.

Banyan Tree Global Foundation

Tourism is often founded on areas of natural or cultural heritage and protecting these areas during development is fundamental to long term sustainability. Building on our commitment to sustainable development, we are pleased to offer annual grants to individuals or organisations that align with the Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF) global framework within a local context to support measureable impact and progress towards larger regional or global frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals to help people and the planet.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas: Global Development, Global Health, United States, and Global Policy & Advocacy.

BlackRock Philanthropy

Social Impact at BlackRock consists of two distinct pillars: The BlackRock Foundation which focuses on helping people build financial security and participate in an inclusive transition to a low-carbon future, and our employee engagement programs which equip employees to be agents of social change in their communities.

Boeing Company

Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with our strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. This includes improving access to globally competitive learning as well as workforce and skills development, and supporting our military and veteran communities.

Cameron Schrier Foundation

The Cameron Schrier Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation established in 2006 and based in San Francisco, California. The Foundation supports non-profit organizations in the U.S. and South Africa. The Foundation works to develop young leaders, promote education equity, help communities in need, and encourage informed public discourse and an active civil society.

Camphill Foundation

We are Camphill Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides grants and low-interest loans to meet the needs of Camphill communities and organizations. By funding initiatives that grow, strengthen, and safeguard the Camphill movement’s lifesharing model of care, we help build strong communities where people of all abilities are embraced and empowered.

Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation

Capital Group provides investment strategies that can diversify sources of excess return and help sustain your nonprofit’s total return targets.

Cargill Foundation

The Cargill Foundation’s mission is to nourish and educate the next generation for success in school, work and life. The foundation provides support to select nonprofit organizations in our headquarters community of Minneapolis – Saint Paul, MN to minimize the Opportunity Gap for our low income children. We are part of an ecosystem of passionate change-makers, advocates, businesses and more working to make a difference in our community.

Caterpillar Foundation

As a Foundation, we focus on the complementary human, natural and basic services infrastructure needed for individuals to thrive and communities to be resilient. Our vision is transforming communities to be stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable. We build thriving communities by investing in the skills people need to join the modern workforce, and the natural and vital infrastructure they rely upon.

Catalyst Fund

Catalyst Fund aims to fill important gaps in the innovation ecosystems across emerging markets, including: lack of patient capital to test and iterate products in-market, lack of skill sets to rapidly build viable solutions for underserved customers and lack of personal connections with global and local investors and corporate partners. The program tackles these challenges by offering a combination of catalytic grant capital, bespoke venture-building support from market and sector experts and access to a global network of investors and corporate innovators, while sharing insights, learnings and toolkits with the broader inclusive tech ecosystem.

Chanel Fondation

Fondation CHANEL is committed to improving the economic and social conditions of women and adolescent girls around the world. Through multi-year financial and technical support, Fondation CHANEL lends its expertise to advance the work of social purpose organizations aiming to empower women in society

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott was an automotive pioneer, community leader and philanthropist who cared about innovation, a just society and the strength of communities. Today, Mott Foundation employees in four offices in the U.S., England and South Africa continue his work on a global scale. By supporting nonprofits dedicated to civil society, education, the environment and our hometown of Flint, we aim to strengthen what Mr. Mott called “the capacity for accomplishment.”

Chevron Foundation

We work to create innovative education programs that position the next generation of problem solvers to tackle the most complex challenges of the future. We focus on improving instruction in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and on helping provide the career and technical training that can lead directly to well-paying jobs.

Child Health Foundation

CHF supports solutions identified by, and tailored to, the communities we serve, so our dollars go farther. Our grantees are able to have meaningful, often life-saving impact with small ‘micro-grants’ from CHF.

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

CIFF is an independent philanthropic organisation, working with a range of partners seeking to transform the lives of children and adolescents. Our programmes are designed to support bold ideas to solve seemingly intractable problems.

Cisco Foundation

The Cisco Foundation collaborates with nonprofit and non-governmental organizations around the world to develop technology-based solutions in our investment areas. We focus this work on underserved communities and look for solutions that harness the power of the Internet and communications technology.

Citi Foundation

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant communities.

Collette Foundation

We partner with nonprofits that are on the ground in the places we visit to support hunger and education initiatives, especially for children. Every child deserves proper nutrition, access to an education and the opportunity to thrive.

Comic Relief U.S. and U.K.

Comic Relief US is committed to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Through the power of entertainment we drive awareness and amplify the voices of the most under-resourced communities.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

We provide funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of individuals living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage throughout the world.

CS Fund/Warsh Mott Legacy

CS Fund is dedicated to protecting and advancing environmental health, biological and cultural diversity, social justice and equity, and democracy. CS Fund seeks to create an equitable democracy, achieve a just transition to a regenerative economy and food system, and mitigate climate chaos.

Cummins Foundation

It provides grants around the world to nonprofit partners to support communities in which our employees live and work. The Cummins Foundation supports employees’ Corporate Responsibility work primarily through Community Development Grants (CDGs), which provide financial support for projects and partners, once engagement with the community partner has been established. After engaging with a community partner, employees can develop grant ideas in collaboration with the Corporate Responsibility leader, and submit grant requests to the Cummins Foundation.

Dalio Philanthropies

The Dalio family’s diverse philanthropic passions include: equal opportunity in education, financial inclusion, microfinance, ocean exploration and conservation, mental health and wellness, digital equity, the next generation of video games for learning, community and the arts, and more. Dalio Philanthropies does not review unsolicited requests for funding.

David and Elaine Potter Foundation

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation is a charitable grant giving foundation established in 1999 to encourage a stronger and fairer society. Since then we have granted over £21 million to registered charities in the UK and abroad. There are two main areas that we support: Education and Civil Societ

David Weekley Family Foundation

DWFF is a Christian faith-based foundation that impacts the world through both Christ-centered and secular organizations. Over the last 25 years, the Foundation has supported numerous worthy causes and organizations, both nationally and abroad. In our philanthropy, we look for three fundamental principles in an organization: 1) high leverage, accomplishing a lot with a little, 2) scalable, they have the propensity to grow to impact millions of people, and 3) sustainable, over time their model is not wholly reliant on philanthropic capital.

Desai Foundation

We empower women and children through community programs to elevate health and livelihood in India & the US.

Disability Rights Fund

Our model challenges the paradigm that sees persons with disabilities as passive recipients for charity or medical intervention. Instead of funding services or one-off charitable interventions, we support advocacy by persons with disabilities to be active participants in decision-making in society and with government.

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation

Our mission is to support nonprofit organizations that seek to ensure basic needs and human rights including sustenance, education, healthcare and security to the most vulnerable children throughout the world. The Foundation’s current grants programs focus on disabled, trafficked and refugee children.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a venture philanthriopy firm founded on a belief in the power of innovation and a conviction that with bold foundation support, passionate individuals can change the world.

Duffy’s Foundation

Mission Statement Benefiting organizations and individuals who positively impact their local communities


E+Co invests services and capital in high impact small and growing clean energy businesses in developing countries.

eBay Foundation

The goal of the eBay Foundation is to unleash the power of entrepreneurship and build economically vibrant and thriving communities. eBay Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations that are addressing and removing barriers to entrepreneurship for people who identify with historically excluded groups.

Echoing Green

Echoing Green is a global nonprofit organization that provides fellowships, seed-stage funding and strategic support to social entrepreneurs globally.

ECOM Foundation

Our Project directives focus on better education, health care, social services and environmental practices to achieve long term sustainability for rural growers and their families in producing communities.

ELMA Foundation

We invest in organizations that improve the lives of children in Africa.

Elsevier Foundation

The Elsevier Foundation is part of Elsevier’s corporate responsibility program, which centers on our unique contributions to sustainable development in gender, health, climate and reducing inequalities.

Emerging Markets Foundation

The Emerging Markets Foundation partners with local organisations in emerging market countries, and other change-makers, to enable marginalised young people to transform their lives and communities. We recognise that disadvantage takes multiple forms, and that girls, young women, and non-binary youth often face the most discrimination. For these reasons, and to most effectively support young people’s needs and future pathways, we are committed to approaching our work through an intersectional lens. Keeping gender and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, we focus on fostering economic well-being, inclusive learning, and safe, healthy lives.

Evan Cornish Foundation

At ECF we strive for equality and justice for all by supporting the most marginalised and promoting human rights. In all cases it is our intention to complement, rather than replace, public funding.

Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation

The Foundation’s primary commitment is to improving the overall quality of life for economically and/or educationally disadvantaged individuals and families who manifest a genuine desire to help themselves. The Foundation also supports efforts designed to strengthen communities. Priority is given to those charitable organizations and institutions with an established record of increasing economic and educational opportunities in both low-income, inner-city neighborhoods, as well as in rural areas.

FEMSA Foundation

FEMSA Foundation’s mission is to make social investments to have a positive impact on people’s lives and build more solid and sustainable communities where we operate. We work with more than 250 partners in 18 countries, with whom we seek to identify, replicate and scale innovative solutions and approaches.


The majority of innovators and solution providers listed in our database are from Small/Medium Businesses (SMBs). FinImpact works to support these business owners in the United States to find the resources and funding opportunities that best meet their needs. They have also put together a blog post on “How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses”. Here you will find various ways that you can help black-owned businesses to survive COVID and to show your support for the current Black Lives Matter movement.

Firelight Foundation

Firelight supports catalytic community-based organizations that are working with their own communities to build smart, sustainable, and potentially scalable solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth in eastern and southern Africa.

Flahive Family Foundation

While the Flahive Family Foundation has interests and passions in many areas, our current work is focused in three primary areas: Education, Health, and Conservation. Enabling successes in one of these spaces will positively affect the others, thus creating more holistically sustainable environments.

Flora Family Foundation

This foundation, endowed with Hewlett money, awards limited grants to support work in developing countries. The foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. Grant proposals are considered by invitation only.

Fluor Foundation

Established in 1952, the Fluor Foundation is funded by corporate contributions and endowment earnings. Fluor focuses our charitable efforts and resources in the areas of education, public health and critical human needs, economic development, and environment.

Frederick Mulder Foundation

We envisage a world which is fair, secure and environmentally sustainable and in which the rights of future generations are respected in decisions taken today. Towards these ends, we fund organisations which focus on: the threat of climate change, the persistence of global poverty, and the development of social change philanthropy. We also support a small number of organisations which reflect the special interests and areas of expertise of our trustees.

Friedkin Conservation Fund

Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF) works to safeguard more than 3.2 million acres of Tanzania’s protected wildlife areas. Anti-poaching operations and innovative community development projects all fall under the direction of both FCF and the Wildlife Division of Tanzania.

Ford Foundation

We are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Fundes International

Fundes International assists small and medium enterprises to access funding in Central and South America.

Gates Foundation

We are a nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. From poverty to health, to education, our areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for billions of people. So we build partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision—working with the best organizations around the globe to identify issues, find answers, and drive change.

GE Foundation

GE Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers to build a world that works.

General Motors Foundation

Our philanthropy puts people at the center and is structured under the following focus areas: STEM education, climate equity, community development, vehicle and road safety. GM is committed to creating inclusive solutions to social issues in the communities in which we live and work.

GHR Foundation

GHR Foundation is a hope-fueled global funder of service to people and their limitless potential for good. In collaboration with partners and communities around the world, we reimagine what’s possible when accelerating progress on issues related to Children in Families, Education, Racial Equity, Alzheimer’s Disease, Prepare the Future and more.


Give2Asia is a U.S.-based public charity founded in 2001. We connect corporations, foundations, and individual donors with trust local charities in Asia and around the world. Our missions is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective.

Global Fund for Children

Global Fund for Children invests in community-based organizations around the world to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.

Global Hearthworks

Global Hearthworks supports market-based enterprises involved in bringing sustainable fuels and improved cookstoves to consumers in the poorest parts of the developing world.

Global Hand

Global Hand is a matching service helping corporate/ community groups partner with NGOs: a non-profit brokerage facilitating public/ private partnership.

Grameen Foundation

Grameen Foundation provides direct loans to small institutions and gives loan guarantees that enable larger institutions to secure funding from their local banks. Through the combination of microfinance, technology and innovative solutions the Foundation works to invest in and promote local social entrepreneurs as a means to fight global poverty.

Grand Circle Foundation

We believe when people follow their dreams and passions it enriches the world. We believe it fosters courageous leaders who can transform our communities and planet. From increasing the college graduation rate in Boston’s toughest neighborhoods, to building a school in Tanzania, to establishing a leadership center and community farm model in rural New Hampshire, our work helps people build strong communities.

Green Family Foundation

We invest in organizations that possess capable and courageous leadership, innovative approaches to addressing social problems, and a fierce commitment to making a substantial impact. Our strategic priorities are to meet basic human needs such as food, water, shelter, education, and healthcare; to build life skills and relationships through opportunity, education, and medical research; and to commit to the sustainability of our shared Earth with a primary focus on where we live, work, and play, and Israel.

Hasbro Foundation

Grants made by the Hasbro Foundation focus on our philanthropic mission to empower generations of storytellers, create sustainable impact and spark joy through play.

Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is a global philanthropy committed to helping people live better lives today and creating stronger, healthier futures for individuals and communities. We partner with people and organizations to invest in new ideas or research across six program areas: Crohn’s Disease, Israel, Rural Healthcare, Type 1 Diabetes, Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa, and New York City.

Indiegogo for Nonprofits

Indiegogo, an online crowdfunding platform, offers a 25% discount on our platform fees for any campaign that is raising funds for a nonprofit institution registered as 501(c)(3) in the United States.

Innocent Foundation

We fund projects which diagnose and treat children whose lives are in immediate danger because of severe hunger. The most serious form of hunger is called acute malnutrition, which causes millions of preventable child deaths each year. We also fund sustainable agriculture projects which make sure families have enough food to feed themselves, with plenty left over to earn an income.

International Foundation

We fund US-based non-profit organizations who partner with poor communities in the developing world to improve their health, education and incomes, while strengthening local capacity to sustain their benefits.

J.C. Flowers Foundation

The J.C. Flowers Foundation works with a wide range of partners to solve critical health and social problems affecting hard to reach, or “last mile,” communities. The Foundation seeks maximum impact from its investments by partnering with other funding organizations, governments, and local, grassroots organizations with expertise and presence in communities often overlooked by traditional donors.

Jocknick Foundation

We focus on supporting projects that have positive impact on children’s welfare, education, health, democratic development, and the climate.

John Deere Foundation

We aspire to be a catalyst for positive global change by focusing our energy, intellect, and resources on solving world hunger, empowering others through education, and developing our home communities.

John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation

The Foundation focuses on extreme poverty, funding US organizations working internationally within developing countries. We avoid investing in foreign organizations or countries with political instability or oppressive governments.

Johnson & Johnson Foundation

The Johnson & Johnson Foundation is working towards a world where basic, quality health services are available to everyone, everywhere by supporting and championing the people on the front lines who are at the heart of delivering care.

Kans and Kandy Charitable Trust

The Kans and Kandy Charitable Trust receives 10% of Kans and Kandy company net profits each year. In partnership with some amazing organisations and individuals we are able to affect real change to those in need. We have no set criteria for those organisations who benefit from the Charitable Trust. If you feel we could help you then please get in touch.

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip allows you to discover inspirational borrowers making a positive impact in their communities. Then support an entrepreneur’s dream by making a loan to empower their business and livelihood. Receive repayments on your loan and receive updates on the impact you helped create. Lastly, use your repayments to support another borrower and increase your impact.

KL Felicitas Foundation

Our mission is to enable social entrepreneurs and enterprises worldwide to develop and grow sustainably. The Foundation also actively advocates its Impact Investing strategy. The KL Felicitas’s impact investing strategy works to match the entrepreneurial spirit and business discipline of social enterprise with the significant capital being made available through a growing network of impact investors.

Lacewing Foundation

We strive to help women around the world to be safe and Healthy and to be able to feed their children. We further seek to provide children and their families with quality education, nutritious food and safe water. Lacewing accomplishes our mission through a system of small grants to small 501c3 organizations who support some facet of women’s and children’s health or education in placesthat are underserved. We like to focus on helping smaller organizations grow while becoming independent of our help over short time periods.

Lemelson Foundation

The Lemelson Foundation supports the people and systems needed to advance impact invention through the creation of products that have positive social impact, reflect environmental responsibility and support financially self-sustaining businesses.

Livelihoods Fund

The Livelihoods Fund supports the efforts of poor rural communities in developing countries to restore their natural ecosystems, which improves their food security, increases their economic revenues, and improves their livelihoods. The Livelihoods Fund invests in three types of projects (agroforestry, mangrove restoration, rural energy) during an investment period of 3 to 4 years.

Mars Wrigley Foundation

The Mars Wrigley Foundation focuses its grantmaking on its strategic priority areas to create better communities and happier, healthier smiles. We proactively establish philanthropic partnerships to ensure we have the greatest impact and are maximizing our resources. As a result, we regret we are unable to accept unsolicited grant proposals.

Mary’s Pence

Founded on the core values of dignity, justice, and solidarity, we seek to be a space of belonging and purpose where community comes together to work for social justice.

Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to enable young people in Africa and in Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified and fulfilling work.

Mattel Children’s Foundation

We believe every child has a fundamental right to play, and we strive to leverage our corporate resources to make that happen. Through our partnerships, sponsorships and community support, we are helping organizations overcome barriers to play and providing unforgettable memories for kids in need.

McConnell Foundation

At The McConnell Foundation, we value working in partnership to help build better communities. We value excellence and integrity, using our personnel, facilities, and financial resources for positive change. We value long-term planning, working responsibly and respectfully with others, as well as encouraging creative ideas and entrepreneurial strategies.

McKnight Foundation

We envision a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, a world where we celebrate the creativity of the arts and sciences and come together to protect our one and only Earth.

Metlife Foundation

MetLife Foundation supports communities through grants that support and uplift low- and moderate-income people around the world to build a more confident future. MetLife Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to close the equity and wealth gap, build financial health and inclusion, and support small business owners—all issues that continue to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meyer Family Enterprises Fund

Together as a family we invest our philanthropic funds, time, and talents in empowering people, their families, and their communities. Geographically, we focus on the places where we live and areas of vulnerable people worldwide.

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Our education programs create pathways out of poverty for families. Access to high-quality schools, access to the right classroom tools and technology, and support to close the graduation gap—it all makes a difference.

Microsoft Philanthropies

We believe that companies that can do more, should. That’s why we focus on four key areas in which technology can and must benefit the future of humanity and our planet.

MoneyGram Foundation

MoneyGram Foundation is committed to supporting economic development through charitable grants that address financial literacy and workforce development/job readiness. In addition, the MoneyGram Foundation makes an annual grant to Save the Children for international disaster relief efforts.

Moody’s Foundation

We empower people with the knowledge, resources, and confidence they need to create a more equitable society with a focus on supporting underserved communities.

Morgan Stanley International Foundation

Morgan Stanley is committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates, across Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”). In coordinating efforts with the support and dedication from its employees and the Morgan Stanley International Foundation, the EMEA Community Affairs programs aim to increase the opportunity and access in the areas of children’s health and education, helping those that need it most.

Mosaic Foundation

We need clean air and water, a safe climate, and healthy and just communities for all. Mosaic amplifies the power of organizations, advocates, and activists to achieve these goals by investing in the connections and shared tools that can accelerate progress.

Mulago Foundation

Mulago funds a lot of early stage organizations. We also fund organizations taking proven solutions to scale. We operate like a philanthropic venture fund where impact serves as an analog for profit, and cost-per-impact sits in for return on investment.

New Israel Fund

The New Israel Fund provides grants to organizations that make Israel a better, more equal, and more democratic society.

Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation

Together with our implementing partner, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) helps break the cycle of poverty and conflict by creating strong and stable communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta.

Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network is a social change venture that works to bring about structural changes that will fundamentally shift the systems that govern our daily lives. Because Omidyar Network has a hybrid structure that combines a limited liability company (LCC) with a private philanthropic foundation, we can make grants to nonprofit organizations to fund everything from research to convenings, white papers, and especially general operating support, and everything 501(c)(3) compliant, of course) in between.

Osprey Foundation

The foundation strives to create an equitable, peaceful world in which everyone can thrive. We work in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as in the United States, with a concentration in Baltimore. We focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene; cleaner cooking; ecumenical and interfaith community building; and social justice.

Pace Able Foundation

Planet Finance is an international non-governmental organisation specializing in various microfinance -related services including FinanCités which invests directly in microentreprenarial projects in deprived urban areas.

PaperSeed Foundation

The PaperSeed Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved and resource-lacking communities around the world.

PB and K Family Foundation

Humanitarian needs along with the environment are our biggest priorities, both nationally and globally. We also realize the importance of education and arts for our youth, and have supported these initiatives in the past.

Pentair Philanthropy

Doing well by doing good has been a long-standing tradition at Pentair, as reflected in our Win Right Values. As a global, responsible corporate citizen we are committed to lead in the communities where we live and work. Since 1998, Pentair and the Pentair Foundation have donated more than $73 million to philanthropic causes strengthening the communities in which we operate as well as providing safe, clean water to nearly three million people every day in the developing world.

Pershing Square Foundation

The Pershing Square Foundation supports exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact.

PIMCO Foundation

Since established in 2000, the three global PIMCO Foundations have granted more than $49 million* to support nonprofit organizations worldwide. In 2018, the PIMCO Foundation declared its focus areas of hunger and gender equality, in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 and 5.

Planet Finance

Pace Able Foundation believes that through enabling a few people who have the conviction, they can make a difference through funding, access to mentoring and an ecosystem of tools to take the next steps to enhance a development or social structure. We look to partner with energetic organizations that want to effect changes that improve people’s lives measurably, improving health, economic status and educational outcomes.

Prince Albert II De Monaco Fondation

The goals of the Prince Albert II De Monaco Fondation is to fight against climate change and encourage renewable energies, safeguard biodiversity, and manage water ressources and combat desertification.

Purely Overseas Trust

POST seeks to increase awareness in the Purley and District area of the problems of deprivation in developing countries, and to alleviate them by supporting small-scale projects which allow the people there to help themselves. Often POST works with organisations which are on the spot such as Sight Savers, SOS Sahel and Water Aid, but POST also supports individual projects in Agriculture, Medicine, Education and Sociology.


Razoo is an online crowdfunding platform that promotes and provides online charitable giving solutions that support a new era in philanthropy. By leveraging secure and efficient technologies, the Razoo Foundation seeks to provide robust, high-value, low-cost end-to-end solutions for donors and nonprofits to easily fundraise and engage in charitable giving activities.

Ra5 Foundation

RA5 Foundation funds high-impact non-profit organizations run by dedicated, passionate individuals who are determined to solve societal problems. We offer 3-year unrestricted grants and investments once “proof of concept” has been established and the enterprise is entering “proof of scale.”

Rockdale Foundation

The Rockdale Foundation partners with organizations that demonstrate a vision for systemic change, a commitment to ethical leadership, and the use of local knowledge and experience to address local challenges. We believe strong leadership, collaboration, and the recognition and leveraging of existing community strengths are necessary to achieve sustainable impact.

Sall Family Foundation

Sall Family Foundation’s vision is turned into reality by a simple approach – backing leaders and organizations closest to the big challenges to the environment, public health, and poverty, empowering them to experiment, learn, and evolve as the planet around them changes. This is achieved through funding of both locally-led civil society organizations and larger non-profit agencies, with whom we encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration. This ensures community-driven approaches can leverage collective wisdom, scientific evidence, and scale efficiencies.

Satter Foundation

The Satter Foundation aims to empower the powerless and to preserve our world’s land and water by investing in bold, tactical, and innovative social entrepreneurs and organizations.

SC Johnson Grants

Your organization must be a registered, qualified tax-exempt, section 501(c)(3) charity based in the United States, or a government entity such as a school, library, or public agency.

Schooner Foundation

The Schooner Foundation believes in the fundamental right to a life with dignity, opportunity, and access to resources. The Foundation strives to advance human rights by leveraging funds, partnerships and resources where there is the greatest need and opportunity, both domestically and internationally. We invest in equitable, replicable, and scalable solutions across the following areas: Human rights & social justice, global health equity, education & economic empowerment, and environment. We accept proposals by invitation only.

Seattle International Foundation

We are guided by a vision of just, peaceful, and prosperous societies in Central America Our new vision strengthens SIF’s interventions in Central America, and more specifically in northern Central America —Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras— and Nicaragua. We focus on these neighboring countries, with growing economic, political, social and cultural interdependence with the US, to increase the efficiency, impact and sustainability of our efforts.

Segal Family Foundation

The Segal Family Foundation is led by a small team with a proactive, informed approach to development. SFF strives to improve the lives of people in Sub-Saharan Africa by seeking out and supporting grassroots solutions that might otherwise be overlooked. SFF finds and funds the rising stars creating these solutions.

Skees Family Foundation

Skees Family Foundation works to end global poverty by partnering with community-based organizations to create fulfilling jobs and build job readiness through vocational or entrepreneurial training.

Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Small Foundation

The mission of the Small Foundation is to act with urgency and ambition to catalyse and scale income-generating opportunities for people living in extreme poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to collaborate with those creating the environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to succeed and deliver opportunity at scale. In particular, work with intermediaries that increase availability of the finance, social and human capital, knowledge, technology and markets required by a thriving, commercially viable MSME ecosystem.

Starbucks Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation supports thriving communities through grants to nonprofit organizations, from our hometown in Seattle and neighborhoods across the country, to coffee and tea-growing communities around the world.


StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world. StartingBloc brings together social entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators working to create change. StartingBloc also offers access to the resources, projects and support that entrepreneurs need to create positive social impact.

Stone Family Foundation

Established in 2005, The Stone Family Foundation supports innovative, sustainable, entrepreneurial solutions to major social problems. Our focus includes water and sanitation in Africa and Asia as well as UK portfolios focused on mental health and disadvantaged youth.

Summit Foundation

We seek to promote the health and well-being of the planet – its people and its natural environment – by focusing on three program areas: Mesoamerican reef, equality for women and girls, and sustainable cities.

Susan and Donald Babson Charitable Foundation

The focus of The Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation is the enrichment and empowerment of people of all ages around the world, so as to prevent exploitation, poverty, and injustice.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is a not-for-profit organization that grants funding for the development and demonstration of new technologies that address issues of climate change, clean air, water and soil quality. NB Grants are for work primarily conducted in Canada.

Swift Foundation

We prioritize and predominately fund the work arising from Indigenous people and their local communities, as well as local and/or community-based organizations who are responsible to their home places in solidarity with neighboring Indigenous communities. We fund organizations across the Americas and otherwise network-based organizations internationally. We emphasize funding support for work based on a holistic and integrated approach grounded in local knowledge and expertise. We honor Indigenous Peoples free, prior, and informed consent and self-determination.

Thousand Currents

Thousand Currents funds, connects, and walks alongside the people, organizations, and movements that are finding solutions and making waves around the world. Thousand Currents develops long-term funding relationships with effective women-, youth-, and Indigenous-led organizations that we call partners. We select partners that work on the interdependent issues of food sovereignty, alternative economies, and climate justice. Our long-term, flexible grants, with no strings or conditions attached, enable our partners to be responsive to communities and focus on shared objectives rather than arbitrary time frames.

Tinker Foundation

To promote the development of an equitable, sustainable, and productive society in Latin America. Tinker realizes its mission by providing funding to organizations working to address the region’s most pressing challenges.

Together Women Rise (formerly Dining For Women)

Together Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. We have hundreds of local chapters across the U.S. where members learn about and advocate for gender equality issues, give grants to organizations that empower women and girls in low-income countries, and build community to forge meaningful connections that increase our strength and collective impact.

Tomberg Family Philanthropies

The mission of the Tomberg Family Philanthropies is to support well run and effective programs that make a difference in the areas of poverty alleviation, the environment, health and education. Our focus is on supporting projects that help their recipients build capabilities themselves that will last far beyond the end of the specific project.

Trafigura Foundation

The Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve the socio-economic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. We support non-governmental organisations in the development and implementation of programmes in the fields of Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains.

Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank lends and invests in companies, institutions and projects that add cultural value and benefit people and the environment, in the fields of microfinance, sustainable trade, renewable energy and venture capital.

Turing Foundation

Pieter and Françoise Geelen chose four objectives for the foundation’s grantmaking: education, art, nature conservation and leprosy research. Nature conservation and education projects supported focus on developing countries (primarily in Africa); art projects supported take place in the Netherlands.

UBS Optimus Foundation

Your philanthropy will help solve social issues in four key areas:Ensure children survive and thrive, fulfill children’s potential, free people from harm, protect the future of our planet.

UNFCU Foundation

Our Mission is to sustain the path out of poverty for women and youth.We know that by investing in women we improve not only one woman’s life, but that of her children, her family, and her community. Likewise, by supporting youth we can end the cycle of poverty and promote equality for all future generations. From rural communities in Kenya to urban communities in the United States, we foster lasting change by funding projects that prioritize: Education, livelihood training, healthcare, and humanitarian relief.

Vibrant Village Foundation

Our mission is to support rural communities in under-served regions to achieve self-sufficiency and have opportunities to thrive. We partner with nonprofit organizations primarily in Africa and Latin America. We provide our partner organizations with grant funding as well as support beyond funding. We also directly manage community development programs from our offices in Ghana and Kenya.

Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation

The mission of the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation is to benefit mankind through the practice of responsible philanthropy, and to inspire, educate, engage and unify the descendants of Tom and Virginia Cabot in that worthy cause. Established by Thomas D. Cabot and his wife Virginia Wellington Cabot in 1992 as an important tool for teaching future generations to be effective and innovative givers, the foundation’s primary purpose is to foster family-wide philanthropy.

Visa Foundation

Visa Foundation seeks to support inclusive economies where individuals, businesses, and communities can thrive. Through grantmaking and investing, Visa Foundation prioritizes the growth of gender diverse and inclusive small and micro businesses. The Foundation also supports broader community needs and disaster response in times of crisis.

Vista Hermosa Foundation

Through our grantmaking, we prioritize community-led initiatives that seek to heal people’s connections to God, self, others, and creation. As communities embrace new mindsets about their own identity and purpose, and learn to steward resources in more innovative ways, new paths unfold. We focus on 4 geographic areas – Mexico, Haiti, India, and East Africa – prioritizing community-based organizations in specific regions of each country that can be connected and learn from each other.

Vitol Foundation

The Foundation seeks to fund organisations and ideas that support children and families living in deprivation to escape the cycle of poverty and reach their potential in life. Our focus is on supporting solutions that improve quality of performance, promote greater inclusion, foster appropriate innovation and catalyse access to finance, all within the broader context of poverty. We consider our grants to be investments and look for initiatives with the potential to generate social returns in a sustainable way.

Vodafone Americas Foundation

We’re Connecting for Good, combining Vodafone’s technology and charitable giving to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. By investing in the betterment of communities in which Vodafone operates, focusing on the challenges where we believe Vodafone’s technology can make a difference, we aim to improve 480 million lives by 2025.

Wasserman Foundation

The Wasserman Foundation is a family foundation driven by the interests and passions of the Wasserman Family. The Foundation currently funds in the areas of education, arts & culture, health, service and global initiatives.

Waterloo Foundation

he Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is an independent grant-making Foundation created in 2007, and based in Cardiff, Wales. We are a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number 1117535). We give grants to organisations in both the UK and world-wide. We are most interested in projects that help globally particularly in the areas of the disparity of opportunities and wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources. We want to help both the global community and the local community here in Wales.

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Our work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs: Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends. The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected. Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals, and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance. As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments.

Western Union Foundation

We believe enabling young people to access and compete within the global economy will lead to higher economic growth. Through Opportunity Beyond Borders we collaborate with nonprofits around the world to provide migrants and refugees with the skills needed for better jobs and a chance at a better life. We also respond in times of disaster or humanitarian crises to aid in the rebuilding of communities.

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation engages family members in meaningful, responsible philanthropy that promotes the welfare of human and natural resources.

Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market and dedicated to poverty alleviation. We aim to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit in places where Whole Foods Market sources products.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world.

Workday Foundation

The Workday Foundation strives to positively impact our communities and support employees through its charitable contributions. Our goal is to create meaningful employment, break the cycle of poverty, and transform lives. We invest in forward-thinking organizations that prepare people of all ages for careers in tech. From providing funding in areas such as coding camps for opportunity youth to technical training for veterans, our impact grants are our primary tool for making a difference.

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