Jackman Family Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Jackman Foundation’s global grantmaking seems to prioritize cross-cutting concerns such as healthcare and extreme poverty.

IP TAKE: As it does not name specific areas of grantmaking focus, the Jackman Family Foundation’s grantmaking in global development appears fairly open for those that overcome its lack of dedicated staff. It also does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

PROFILE: Established in 2006, the Jackman Family Foundation was established by actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. The foundation maintains a low profile. As a result, it maintains no website or dedicated staff. Instead, the Foundation Source, a Delaware-based company specializing in support services for private, family and corporate foundations nationwide, manages the foundation's efforts. 

Jackman’s grantmaking supports a wide variety of concerns, including disease research and education programs for children in foster care. Internationally, the foundation’s giving is more pointed. It tends to support organizations that focus their efforts on vulnerable and impoverished populations around the world. Its giving reflects a particular focus on children. In the past, the foundation has awarded grants to organizations that provide surgical, health, and medical care for children living in extreme poverty. It has also supported organizations that provide holistic care for orphans. Fortunately, the foundation does not impose geographic restrictions on its grantmaking.

Grant amounts typically range between $1,000 and $15,000. The Jackman Foundation's grantmaking largely prioritizes small and grassroots organizations. Further, the foundation does accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications.


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Jackman Family Foundation
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501 Silverside Road, Suite 123
Wilmington, Delaware 19809