Morgan Stanley International Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Morgan Stanley International Foundation focuses its global health-related grantmaking on children’s health.

IP TAKE: The foundation does not restrict its grantmaking to UK registered charities. Organizations registered with their country’s regulatory agency, qualify for MSIF grants.

PROFILE: Founded in 1994, the Morgan Stanley International Foundation (MSIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Morgan Stanley’s offices based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). It is also the philanthropic sister of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. The foundation employs different grantmaking guidelines for both its national and international grantmaking. It predominately invests in children’s health and education programs.

The foundation’s global health investments support organizations that improve children’s access to quality healthcare across the EMEA region. MSIF also “looks to invest in innovations and development in children’s healthcare.” While its global health investments do not name specific priority areas beyond supporting children, it invests widely. For instance, past grantees include Children 1st and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Grants typically fall in the £20,000 to £70,000 range and support organizations that operate in the geographic areas where Morgan Stanley maintains a corporate presence. While MSIF does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding, it encourages grantseekers who believe their work aligns with the foundation to send an email to


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