OVERVIEW: The Gillespie Foundation’s global health grantmaking focuses on helping women in least developed countries gain access to quality sexual and reproductive health care and contraceptives.
IP TAKE: Gillespie offers modest grants, and is a good resource for small groups that can do much with a small amount.
PROFILE: Founded in 2007 by Robert Gillespie, the Gillespie Foundation seeks to “prescribe policies and actions to achieve population stabilization, explore the path to zero fossil future and preserve and protect the environment for the future generation of children.” The foundation supports population stabilization, the environment, and research.
The foundation’s global health awards center on women’s access to quality sexual and reproductive healthcare and access to contraceptives, as well as women's equality. Gillespie also funds research, surveys, and reports on reproductive health and family planning.
Gillespie does not impose geographic restrictions on its grantmaking, but heavily focuses on Africa and Asia. Grants range from $1,000 and $10,000. Gillespie supports both small and midsize groups; however, it occasionally supports a large, international organization.
To learn more about how Gillespie chooses its grantees, examine its year-end report, which provides a brief overview of the foundation's considerations when making funding decisions. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
- Robert Gillespie, CEO
- Katherine Gillespie, Vice President