Foundation Grants List 5/27/2020

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

This week’s focus is on International Programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Amplify Change

AmplifyChange is a fund that supports civil society organizations who advocate for improved sexual and reproductive health and rights. AmplifyChange primarily provides support in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with some support in other areas of the Global South including Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa.

Support is provided to advocacy and activist groups working on the following priority areas:

  • eliminating gender-based violence;
  • challenging stigma and discrimination, including based on gender or sexual orientation;
  • increasing access to reproductive health;
  • removing barriers to safe abortion; and,
  • improving the sexual health of young people.

AmplifyChange offers four grant types: 

Opportunity Grants
These grants provide funding for small organizations to support sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy at a local level.

Strengthening Grants
These grants support civil society organizations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia. The grants are intended to strengthen the quality and scale-up the work of small to medium-sized organizations, partnerships, and coalitions who are operating at a community, district ,or national level, to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights. These grants are also intended to strengthen organizational development.

Network Grants
These grants support networks and coalitions to encourage movement building in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Strategic Grants
These grants support sexual and reproductive health and rights activism at a global or regional level to ensure this activism is coordinated with and represents the grassroots.


Application guidelines are available on the AmplifyChange website.

Butler Lawfirm Giving Project

The Butler Law Firm Giving Project provides support to a U.S. nonprofit organization or organizations that are working to alleviate problems in the developing world.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, educating women and addressing health conditions such as malnutrition, malaria, river blindness, repairing obstetric fistulae, etc.

Consideration is given to reputable, 501(c)(3) organizations that strive to make a meaningful difference and that achieve and track results.

A total of $100,000 will be provided.​​​​​​


Application guidelines are available on the Butler Law website.


Co-Impact is a global collaborative that supports transformative systems-change initiatives working to bring about significant improvements in the lives of millions of people in low- and middle-income countries in the Global South.

The current funding round will provide grants for systems change initiatives in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity, that meet the following criteria:

  • focus on improving the lives of one million people or more;
  • have a clearly articulated approach to changing systems at scale;
  • are led by and deeply rooted in the Global South/countries in which they seek to make a difference;
  • address gender equity and inclusion, and are substantively led by women; and,
  • have a strong track record of results.

Co-Impact seeks initiatives achieving outcomes in the following areas:

Economic Opportunity
Support will be provided for initiatives seeking significant increases in:

  • quality income-earning opportunities/jobs;
  • people entering and remaining in quality income-earning opportunities/jobs;
  • net earnings realized from income-earning activities, or household assets; and,
  • value of household assets that demonstrably increase the household’s resilience or income-earning potentials.

Support will be provided for initiatives seeking significant improvements in mortality, morbidity, disability-adjusted life years, and reduced rates of stunting and wasting of young children.

Support will be provided for initiatives seeking significant increases in:

  • rates of children who are “school-ready” when starting primary school;
  • basic literacy and numeracy in primary grades and adult literacy;
  • completion of secondary education, particularly for girls; and,
  • attainment of measurable, critical “deeper learning” skills.

Proposed initiatives should focus on one or more low- and middle-income countries in the Global South, and the anchor partner/lead organization must be led by and rooted in the Global South. The annual budget of the lead organization must be at least U.S. $1 million or equivalent.

For-profit organizations are eligible, provided the primary objective of the effort is to achieve lasting social impact for millions of people.

Co-Impact expects to provide five to eight organizations and partnerships with “design” grants of up to $500,000 each to advance and pressure-test their systems change initiative, and to develop a robust strategy and proposal. Following the design grants, Co-Impact expects to award three to five systems change grants, typically between $10-$25 million each over 5 years, to a subset of the design grant organizations/partnerships.


Application guidelines are available on the Co-Impact website. Applications must be submitted online.