Grants to foster community philanthropy

We provide small grants aimed at stimulating and support the development of community philanthropy organizations around the world. Beyond the financial aspect, grantmaking also serves as a way to build relationships with individual organizations, learn about and support their work and to help connect them into the growing global community philanthropy movement.

In our grantmaking, we try to strike a balance between consolidating relationships with longer-term grant partners and continuing to add new organizations into our network. Our annual grantmaking depends to a large extent on the resources we have been able to mobilize from donors. We do not no hold an open call for applications every year but eligible organizations are welcome to submit inquiries throughout the year.

In 2020, we will focus our efforts and resources on supporting our global network of community philanthropy partners to respond to the Coronavirus, both in the short and longer term. Our grantmaking, therefore, will be directed towards partners’ efforts, both to respond to immediate needs, but also to be able to start looking ahead towards larger efforts to bring about long-term change, i.e. to “build back better.” Read more on our response to Coronavirus here.