Palmer Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Palmer Foundation supports U.S. based organizations working abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award a large number of global development related grants each year. Though it does not impose geographic restrictions on its funding, it tends to support organizations working in least developed countries.

PROFILE: Rogers and Mary Palmer founded the Palmer Foundation in 1990 to be a “[c]atalyst for change by funding water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives and preparing youth and adults for quality careers.” Other areas of funding interest include the arts, education, and health services.

Palmer’s global development grants mainly support economic empowerment organizations and programs. Grant amounts typically range from $10,000 to $35,000. In the global development field, past grantees include Lost Boys of South Sudan, which received a grant for its Literacy at the Well program; and The NEO Fund, which received a grant to support its micro-lending project in India. To learn more about the types of organizations the foundation supports, explore its grants lists.

The Palmer Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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