International Grantmaking Source: The Foundation Center, Foundation Giving Trends, 2011 *Based on a sample of 1,384 larger foundations International-Overseas Recipients 9.3% Domestic Recipients 76.3% International- U.S.-Based Recipients 14.4% Domestic and International Grant Dollars
International Grantmaking Health 41.5% International Development, Relief 20.8% Environment 10.6% Subject Distribution of International Grant Dollars Social Sciences 2% Religion 2% Source: The Foundation Center, 2011 Public Affairs/Society Benefit 5.8% Education 5.4% Intl. Affairs 4.2% Arts 2.6% Human Rights 3.4%
Private Foundation Support of International Activities
Make grants only to U.S. 501(c)(3)s
U.S. organizations with international programs
“ Friends of” organizations
Make grants directly to NGOs
NGOs can apply for status
Are you a credible nonprofit?
What kind of support do you need?
Do you have enough time?
Official documentation in order
Sound fiscal management
Effective programs and services
Strong leadership and governance
Partnerships and collaborations
Network of references
Join formal associations of NGO organizations
Network with groups with international contacts (universities, businesses, media)
Establish an online profile
Building Credibility for International Organizations