The Tinker Foundation: Inviting LOIs for Institutional Grants in the United States

Deadline: 15 September 2017

The Tinker Foundation is seeking applications for its program “Institutional Grants” with an aim to improve the lives of Latin Americans.

The Foundation encourages collaboration among organizations in the United States and Latin America and prefers to fund those institutions that are actively engaged with external stakeholders in addressing an issue of concern.

Program Areas

  • Democratic Governance: The Foundation’s aim is to establish conditions for equitable economic growth by strengthening the institutions for democratic governance, particularly those related to public security, access to justice and financial inclusion.
  • Education: The Foundation’s grant making in this program area aims to improve access to high-quality secondary or vocational public education. Proving and scaling successful interventions are key goals for the Education program, where scale can be defined at the local, regional, or national level
  • Sustainable Resource Management: The Tinker Foundation’s work on the environment is focused on efforts that support sustainable management of habitat and resources and incorporate social and economic dimensions affecting the well-being of local communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be considered for a Tinker Institutional Grant, a proposal must be submitted by an organizational entity with 501(c)3 charitable status or its equivalent, if the organization is based outside the United States.
  • Not-for-profit organizations based outside the U.S. are eligible for funding as long as they meet certain guidelines for charitable status.
  • The project/program for which funding is sought must be geographically focused on Latin America.
  • The Foundation will not consider requests for:
    • annual fund-raising appeals for organizations such as the United Way
    • support for building construction or major equipment purchases
    • individual research
    • funding of health or medical issues
    • production costs for film, television and radio projects
    • arts and humanities projects including art museum collections and exhibits
    • endowments

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their letter of inquiry (LOI) electronically at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit The Tinker Foundation.

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