MCJ Amelior Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The New Jersey-based MCJ Amelior Foundation supports a decent number of global health organizations around the world.

IP TAKE: Although Amelior does award a few grants to back local and grassroots groups, most of its awards in this space go toward the support of larger international nonprofits.

PROFILE: Based in Morristown, New Jersey, the MCJ Amelior Foundation awards a good number of grants to a variety of global health-related organizations around the world. Amelior does not have a website, making additional information a bit difficult to come by. However, after examining its latest tax filings, it’s clear that this is a funder that has a pretty broad range of interests.

The Amelior Foundation awards $7 million to $8 million each year. While it does make a handful of high-dollar grants annually—for instance, in the past it has awarded Malaria No More a $1.3 million grant—it appears that its main funding approach is to back a larger number of organizations with modest grants. In the global health space, grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $25,000.

To give you an idea of what Amelior’s global health-related grantmaking looks like, in the past, grants have gone to Doctors Without Borders, Every Mother Counts, and the Global Health Corps. The vast majority of grants are for general operating support rather than project-specific.

The MCJ Amelior Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. There are no restrictions or limitations for Amelior’s grantmaking. There are no submission deadlines for grant applications which should be submitted to the attention of Suzanne Spero at the address provided below.


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MCJ Amelior Foundation

310 South Street

Morristown, New Jersey 07960