Bright Horizon Foundation: Grants for Global Security

OVERVIEW: The Bright Horizon Foundation focuses its global security grantmaking on conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award many grants each year.

PROFILE: Established in New York and Delaware in 2000, Bright Horizon supports global security causes, as well as, organizations working in the fields of conservation, global health, and strengthen democracy in the United States. The foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal staff; however, its latest tax filings indicate a strong interest in supporting nonprofit organizations seeking to strengthen global securing and resolve deadly conflicts.

Grant amounts range widely, from $10,000 to over $2 million. Most awards, however, are for $10,000 to $500,000. Past grantees in the global security space include the International Crisis Groups, which received an award for its work preventing and resolving deadly conflicts around the world; and the Carter Center, which received a grant for its work resolving conflict, enhancing freedom, and alleviating poverty.  

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


  • Louis Salkind, Officer
  • Deborah Rennels, Officer


Bright Horizon Foundation

C/O Laura B Carrol

P.O. Box 860

Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

(212) 403-8304