Dream Blue Foundation: Grants for Disasters and Refugees

OVERVIEW: The Dream Blue Foundation focuses on providing humanitarian aid and relief to Syrian refugees.

IP TAKE: Dream Blue offers grants for immediate assistance to refugees. However, it prioritizes projects that offer lasting and sustainable solutions to pressing refugee-related challenges.

PROFILE: The Dream Blue Foundation established in 2012 by the telecommunications company, Blue Telecom. The foundation seeks to “improve the quality of life of individuals and communities worldwide by funding a wide range of programs that create lasting impact and solutions.” It invests in education, healthcare, and community development.

Dream Blue’s community development program conducts most of the foundation's refugee-related grantmaking. The program primarily aims to provide humanitarian aid and relief to Syrian refugees.  Furthermore, it has sought to fortify and renovate community centers and food banks in Jerusalem; build "organizational capacity by financially supporting organizations to purchase software, attend conferences;" and engage various development activities.

Grant amounts range from about $20,000 to $200,000. The foundation awards typically fewer than 20 grants in a given year. Grantmaking is limited to NGOs located in the United States, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Israel, Cambodia, Jordan and Indonesia.

Grantseekers should note that several of Dream Blue's awards for refugee-related concerns have supported education projects and programs. To learn more about the foundation’s grantees and to get a broader sense of the types of organizations it supports, explore its partnerships listing. Dream Blue does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Sang (Daniel) Lee, Founder and Director
  • Seungah Lee, Director
  • Claire Lee, Director

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