OVERVIEW: IGH’s global health grantmaking mainly supports poverty alleviation, medical care, and hunger relief.
IP TAKE: Typically, small foundations such as IGH favor grassroots groups that can accomplish a lot of good with modest grant awards. While this seems to be true of IGH’s domestic grantmaking, the same does not necessarily hold for its international giving. Grant seekers approaching IGH should highlight demonstrable and attainable goals if they hope to gain its funding attentions.
PROFILE: The New Jersey-based IGH Charitable Foundation does not have a website or paid staff, and keeps a low public profile. However, its latest tax filings reveal that it dedicates much of its support to health causes, poverty alleviation and hunger relief. On a smaller scale, the foundation makes grants to medical relief organizations working in developing countries.
IGH does not name specific areas of interest in its global health-related grantmaking; however, it seems to prioritize organizations that work with vulnerable children both in the U.S. and abroad. In terms of the organizations receiving foundation support, IGH awards grants to both secular and non-secular NGOs.
For the most part, IGH’s global health grants tend to fund larger international organizations such as World Vision, Feed the Children, and the Salvation Army. While a few smaller grassroots groups make it on the foundation’s grants roster, their numbers are limited.
Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, but occasionally hit the $25,000 to $50,000 range. It is also worth mentioning that IGH makes grants to organizations responding to major global health crises such as the West African Ebola outbreak.
IGH does not accept unsolicited proposals. Also, it looks like it prioritizes long-term relationships, as most of its current grantees have received awards from the foundation over multiple years.
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IGH Charitable Foundation
77 East Water Street #24
Toms River, New Jersey 08753