MCJ Amelior Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The New Jersey-based MCJ Amelior Foundation backs a decent number of global development organizations working in a variety of fields.  

IP TAKE: Amelior’s global development grants are spread fairly evenly between larger INGOs and smaller groups. Lacking transparency, the foundation does not have a website to guide grantmaking.

PROFILE: Based in Morristown, New Jersey, the MCJ Amelior Foundation awards a good number of grants to a variety of global development-related organizations around the world. However, its latest tax filings show broad interests.

The Amelior Foundation awards $7 million to $8 million in grants each year. While it does make one or two larger global development grants each year, its main funding approach is to back a larger number of organizations with modest grants.

In the global development space, grants typically range from $5,000 to $25,000. Past Amelior global development-related grants have gone to Pencils of Promise, the Eastern Congo Initiative, and Goods for Good. The vast majority are for general operating support. 

The MCJ Amelior Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. Generally speaking, there are very few restrictions or limitations to Amelior’s grantmaking. There are no submission deadlines for grant applications, which should be submitted to the attention of Suzanne Spero at the address provided below.


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MCJ Amelior Foundation

310 South Street

Morristown, New Jersey 07960

(973) 540-1946