OVERVIEW: IGH awards grants to organizations providing response and relief support to people affected by natural disasters.
IP TAKE: Given the reactive nature of IGH's disaster funding, would-be grantees may find it difficult to receive funding before groups with which it has already established a relationship with them.
PROFILE: The IGH Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a small NGO based in New Jersey that has been operating since 2005. The foundation keeps a limited public profile and does not feature a website or formal staff. According to its latest tax filings, IGH directs the majority of its international grants toward health organizations, poverty alleviation, and hunger relief working in developing countries.
IGH does not offer ongoing support to relief organizations. Instead, it is a reactionary funder, which awards response and relief grants to organizations after a disaster has occurred. That means IGH does not fund disaster preparedness, although some grantees may operate such programs. Foundation-wide, IGH grants typically range from $2,500 to $20,000; however, its disaster-related grants tend to range between $25,000 and $50,000. Larger grants tend to be distributed to large international organizations such as the American Red Cross.
IGH does not accept unsolicited proposals, preferring instead to foster long-term relationships. Grantees differ from year to year, so new grantees are welcome.
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IGH Charitable Foundation
77 East Water Street #24
Toms River, New Jersey 08753