Palmer Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Palmer Foundation supports U.S. based organizations that are working abroad and focusing their work on water, sanitation and hygiene.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award a large number of global health related grants each year. Though it does not impose geographic restrictions on its funding, it tends to support organizations working in least developed countries.

PROFILE: Rogers and Mary Palmer founded the Palmer Foundation in 1990 to be a “[c]atalyst for change by funding water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives and preparing youth and adults for quality careers.” Other areas of funding interest include the arts, education, and health services. Palmer’s global health related grants mainly support WASH initiative; however, it also support global development and economic empowerment organizations and programs.

Grant amounts typically range from $10,000 to $35,000. In the WASH field, past grantees include Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action (ALDEA), which received funding for its sanitation project in Cojobal, Dominican Republic; and the Asante Mariamu Foundation, which received a grant for its clean water, hygiene, cooking and sanitation facility. To learn more about the types of organizations the foundation supports, explore its grants lists.

The Palmer Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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