Overlook International Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: Overlook takes a rather broad approach to its global health related funding and does not focus on specific areas of grantmaking interest. Awards tend to go to larger international organizations.

IP TAKE: Overlook is not an approachable funder, but it tends to support its grantees for multiple years, so it is worth introducing your organization to them.

PROFILE: Initially established in 2004, the now New York-based Overlook International Foundation is a low-profile private funder that does not operate a website or have a formal, paid staff. The foundation is also a relatively modest funder, as grants range from $200 to about  $100,000. Most grants range between $10,000 to $50,000.

Overlook's tax filings reveal a broad-based approach to its global health funding that does not focus on specific health concerns or diseases. It also mostly backs large INGOs working in global health like Doctors Without Borders or Medshare International; however, it does award a few grassroots organizations each year.

The foundation does not impose geographic restrictions on its global health grantmaking nor does it accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications. Instead, Overlook opts to support groups the foundation has pre-selected.

PEOPLE:

  • Richard H. Lawrence, President
  • Dee M. Lawrence, Vice President 

CONTACT:
Overlook International Foundation
845 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(212) 207-2122