Panaphil Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Panaphil Foundation is not a large global health grantmaker. While the foundation does not name specific areas of grantmaking interest, its awards tend to support organizations that work to help vulnerable populations receive quality healthcare.

IP TAKE: Panaphil has a virtually non-existent public profile and it does not accept unsolicited requests for funding, which makes it more challenging for grantseekers to attract the foundation’s attention. Grantseekers should plan on networking with the foundation in order to better attract its grantmaking attentions. 

PROFILE: The Panaphil Foundation was established in 1990 in both New York and Pennsylvania. The foundation, which awards $2 million to $3 million in grants each year, surprisingly does not have a website and keeps a very low public profile.

Despite the lack of public information regarding Panaphil's grantmaking, its tax filings reveal that it focuses on giving to environmental preservation, conservation causes and large international health organizations that work globally in underdeveloped regions.

Panaphil’s global health-related grants are typically awarded to large international groups working with disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. The foundation does not award many global health grants each year, so grantseekers should expect much competition.

Foundation-wide, grant amounts tend to range between $50,000 and $200,000. However, it generally makes global health grants in about the $50,000 range. Panaphil's history also reveals that it tends to support Last Mile Health, a global outfit working to give those living in remote communities access to quality primary healthcare; and EngenderHealth, which focuses its work on improving the health and well-being of those living in the poorest communities in the world.

Again, Panaphil does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications.

PEOPLE:

  • Christopher Velay, Trustee
  • Barbara Robinson, Trustee
  • Dan McCarthy, Trustee

CONTACT:

Panaphil Foundation
31 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10001
(212) 949-0990