Reid Williams Foundation: Grants for Global Security

OVERVIEW: The Reid Williams Foundation focuses its grantmaking on advocating for social and economic justice.

IP TAKE: This funder appears to grant awards which support grantees’ overall work rather than supporting only project specific awards.

PROFILE: Established in 2000, the Reid Williams Foundation maintains a low public profile and does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. Tax filings indicate that the New York based foundation supports organizations that address social and economic justice and matters related to global security.

Reid Williams is a small foundation that offers modest-sized grants, which typically range in dollar amount from $1,000 to $20,000. In the past, the foundation has awarded global security related grants to organizations such as the Proteus Fund, a nonprofit focused “advancing justice through human rights, democracy, and peace; and the Threshold Foundation, an organization focusing its global security work on matters such as peace in the Middle East and fair elections.

The Reid Williams Foundation accepts unsolicited grant inquiries and requests for funding. Grantseekers should submit their information to the address provided below.


  • Reid Williams, Director and President
  • Joshua Cohen, Treasurer


Reid Williams

13 VanDam Street

New York, New York 10013

(212) 242-5833