Plato Malozemoff Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Malozemoff Foundation takes a broad approach toward its global health grantmaking.

IP TAKE: Malozemoff tends to offer current grantees multi-year support, which renders grantmaking more competitive. The foundation may be a good resource for smaller and grassroots groups that can make a meaningful impact through modest grants.

PROFILE: Established in the mid-1980s, the Plato Malozemoff Foundation is located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Much of its domestic giving is dedicated to organizations that work towards the benefit of Nebraskans. In the global health space, the foundation supports both broad and program specific efforts. It largely supports organizations working in least developed countries around the world.

The Malozemoff Foundation is small-sized funder with assets that typically range from around $1 million to $2 million annually. While the foundation awards a decent number of grants each year, usually around 15 to 20, the grant size is modest and generally capped at $5,000.

As far as Malozemoff’s global health grantees are concerned, after reviewing the foundation’s recent tax filings, it appears to favor supporting well-known, medium to large international organizations. For example, Partners in Health and Mercy Corps are regular grantees as are the smaller and perhaps lesser-known groups, Nyaya Health and Midwives for Haiti.

The foundation keeps an incredibly low public profile, and does not operate a website. Nor does it employ a formal or paid staff, which is why it is surprising that Malozemoff does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. This low public profile and the lack of easy accessibility can make it difficult for grantseekers to get in touch to make an introduction.

PEOPLE:

  • Alexis Malozemoff, Co-President
  • Irene Weigel, Co-President

CONTACT:
Plato Malozemoff Foundation
9 Page Farm Road
Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773
(781) 259-0327