New-Land Foundation: Grants for Global Security

OVERVIEW: The New-Land Foundation awards grants to organizations that work to mitigate the threat of weapons of mass destruction and seek to ease regional conflicts.

IP TAKE: This approachable funder backs both large and small organizations. However, it does tend to repeat grants to the same organizations each year, tightening the budget for new grants.

PROFILE: Based in New York, the New-Land Foundation was founded in 1941 by Joseph and Muriel Buttinger. Since then, the foundation has supported peacebuilding and arms control organizations. More specifically, New-Land supports organizations that work to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destruction and efforts to “[w]ind down especially dangerous regional conflicts.”

This funder keeps a low public profile and does not main a website, making getting in touch more difficult for grantseekers. According to tax filings, grant amounts range between $5,000 and $25,000. Grants are made to U.S.-based organizations and foreign charities with which the foundation already has an established relationship.

New-Land accepts unsolicited grant applications twice a year. Applications must be received by February 1 and August 1. The foundation requests that proposals not exceed five pages, and be as specific as possible regarding project descriptions, how goals will be achieved, and project impact.


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New-Land Foundation

1114 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10036

(212) 479-6086