Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Cameron and Jane Bird Foundation makes grants to support a variety of global health organizations working around the world.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both project specific and general operating support grants. It does not award grants to organizations based or located outside of the United States.

PROFILE: The New York-based Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation was established in 1960. Cameron Baird was a former professor and chairman of the music department at the University of Buffalo and conductor of the Buffalo Oratorio Chorus. The foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal, paid staff. Tax filings suggest that the Baird Foundation invests in the arts, music, education, social services, family planning, conservation, and civil rights.

While the foundation does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to global health causes, its tax filings indicate strong support to related organizations. For example, past grantees include Doctors Without Borders which received funding for its international programs improving access to medical care and alleviating poverty; and the LIG Global Foundation, which received a grant to support its work providing medical care to poor communities around the world.

Baird Foundation grants tend to vary widely in amount, ranging from $1,000 to $700,000; most grants however, fall in the $5,000 to $75,000 range.

The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

726 Exchange Street

Buffalo, New York 14210