Roth Family Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Roth Family Foundation’s global health grantmaking emphasizes sexual and reproductive health. On a smaller scale, the foundation also supports groups that work towards access to clean water.

IP TAKE: Roth is a modest grantmaker that tends to support smaller and grassroots groups. This appears to be an accessible funder that grant seekers should contact directly. 

PROFILE: Established in 1966 by Harry, Louis and Fannie Roth, the Los-Angeles based Roth Family Foundation supports organizations that advocate for “progressive social change.” The foundation's program areas support groups both in the U.S. and abroad. In the global health space, Roth emphasizes women's and girls’ reproductive health and access to water. In the reproductive health space, Roth seeks organizations active in “[s]exual education, reproductive health education and services, community outreach, and advocacy.” 

It makes related grants out of the foundation’s Global Program, a subprogram of its larger Healthy World platform. Very little information is available regarding Roth’s water access giving. While water access is fairly self-explanatory, the foundation does not specify which activities it supports. Also, this seems to be a very limited area of grantmaking.

Grants are relatively modest and typically fall between $5,000 to $15,000. The foundation awards multiyear grants, but not more than three consecutive years. Roth also awards both program specific and general operating support grants.

Unfortunately, Roth does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications for its Global Program. Please note that until further notice, its application process is closed. Grant seekers should check back with the site to see if its grants application status has changed.


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