Hauser Foundation: Grants for Global Security

OVERVIEW: The Hauser Family Foundation awards global security grants related to peacebuilding, preventing and resolving armed conflict, and foreign policymaking.

IP TAKE: Hauser offers multi-year support to a few of its grantees, but this funder also supports new grantees. Those approaching Hauser for funding should expect heavy competition from big international global security groups.

PROFILE: There are a handful of Hauser Foundations out there. This particular Hauser is based in New York, and is technically called the Hauser Foundation, Inc. This small family organization funds a number of causes, including global peace and security.

Hauser’s global security grantmaking funds large organizations committed to improving U.S. foreign relations and preventing armed conflict. On occasion, the foundation also supports think tanks and policy research related to global security. The foundation keeps a low profile, and therefore does not maintain a website. The foundation's staff is quite small. 

Foundation-wide, Hauser grant amounts vary broadly, from $100 up to $2 million. Foreign Affairs grants, however, typically range from about $25,000 to $100,000. To give you a better idea of the kinds of security organizations it supports, take a look at grantees International Peace Institute, the Foundation for a Civil Society, and the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, Hauser awards a few human rights-related grants each year. 

The Hauser foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications, instead preferring to seek potential grantees on its own.

PEOPLE: 

  • Rita Hauser, President
  • Gustave Hauser, Vice President
  • Ronald Stein, Director 

CONTACT:
The Hauser Foundation, Inc.
c/o Rita Hauser
700 Park Avenue, Suite 8, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10021
(212) 956-3645