Morgan Stanley International Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Morgan Stanley International Foundation focuses its global development grantmaking on improving children's access to quality education, young people’s employability skills, and advancing children’s access to quality healthcare.

IP TAKE: This funder does not have a formal staff and is not particularly approachable.

PROFILE: The Morgan Stanley International Foundation (MSIF) is the philanthropic arm of the financial services company’s offices based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Located in the UK, MSIF “[a]ims to increase opportunity and access in the areas of children’s health and education.” 

Its education related grantmaking focuses on aiding young people, ages four to twenty-one, gain access to a quality education in the EMEA region. MSIF also supports academic institutions that improve academic achievement and enhance the employability skills of young people.

MSIF's health related giving supports NGOs, hospitals, and community-based organizations improving access to healthcare and those that operate innovative health programs for children up to age 18. This program ultimately seeks to help children survive and thrive.

Grants out of both programs range from $20,000 to $50,000, and it awards only about fifteen to twenty grants each year. MSIF supports a range of organizations, from large international organizations to local and grassroots groups. 

MSIF does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. The foundation does not restrict its grantmaking to UK registered charities, as long as the organization is registered with their country’s regulatory agency, they qualify for MSIF grants.


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