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Welcome International Visitors

Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I find information on grants to non-U.S. organizations?

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International News from Philanthropy News Digest


Red Cross Announces $6 Million in Assistance for Philippines Disaster Relief Efforts 11/15/13

McKnight Foundation Receives $25 Million Grant for International Crop Program 11/14/13

Atlantic Philanthropies Awards $5.8 Million to MEDICC 11/14/13

Charities Appeal for Support for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts 11/12/13

$7 Million Public-Private Partnership to Help Latin American Coffee Growers Fight Epidemic 11/11/13

Facts and Figures on International Funding


Funding Trends

International Grantmaking IV: An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends International Grantmaking Update: A Snapshot of U.S. Foundation Trends, released in December 2010, a report prepared in cooperation with the Council on Foundations, finds that giving by U.S. foundations for international purposes generated $6.7 billion in 2009, down just 4 percent from 2008.

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International Grantmaking IV: An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends International Grantmaking IV: An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends, a report prepared by the Foundation Center in cooperation with the Council on Foundations, finds that estimated U.S. foundation giving for international purposes reached a record $5.4 billion in 2007, and 2008 giving is likely to top that record.

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FC Stats

Statistical data on U.S. private and community foundations funding outside the U.S. (Downloadable tables in PDF)

Distribution of Foundation Grants by Subject Categories
Top 50 Foundations Awarding Grants for International Affairs
Top 50 Recipients of Foundation Grants for International Affairs
Summary of Domestic and International Grant Dollars
Top 50 U.S. Foundations Awarding Grants Outside the U.S.
Top 50 Non-U.S. Recipients of U.S. Foundation Grants

Topical Resource Lists


Strengthening Global Civil Society
This resource list explores the international third sector and provides insight into the transnational cooperation and global philanthropy that have contributed to the development of civil society around the world.

International Directories of Foundations
Listed here are international, regional, and country-specific directories, and information about their contents.

Tools and Resources

Grantseeking Basics Training Video

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  • Proposal Writing Short Course

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  • Proposal Budgeting Basics

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  • Funding Information Network locations

    Our satellite partners outside the U.S. offer a core set of the Foundation Center's resources.

    Catalog of Nonprofit Literature

    New Acquisitions
    Recent Foundation Center Library acquisitions about the philanthropic activities of, and in, countries outside the U.S.
    Requests for Proposals
    View requests for proposals for International Affairs/Development projects and organizations.
    International Philanthropy
    and Youth

    Interviews with young philanthropists, information about volunteering or studying abroad, and links to web sites about international philanthropy and youth.

    From the Marketplace

    Recommended Publications for International Grantseekers
    The Foundation Center offers a collection of our publications especially designed to accommodate the needs of grantseekers outside of the U.S.

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