Dream Blue Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Dream Blue Foundation’s global development grantmaking focuses on education, community development, and rural healthcare.

IP TAKE: Dream Blue does not award many grants each year, so grantseekers can expect competition. While this funder seeks to offer immediate assistance to those in need, it prioritizes projects that offer lasting and sustainable solutions to pressing problems.

PROFILE: The Dream Blue Foundation was established in 2012 by the telecommunications company, Blue Telecom. The foundation seeks to “improve the quality of life of individuals and communities worldwide by funding a wide range of programs that create lasting impact and solutions.” Grantmaking priorities include education, healthcare, and community development.

Dream Blue facilitates its global development-related grants through all its main grantmaking programs. However, its education program currently focused on Tunisia, Cambodia, and delivering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to educate and train Arab youth. Similarly, fellow grantmaking programs fluctuate their geographic focus with which grantseekers are advised to familiarize themselves. 

Grant amounts range from about $20,000 to $200,000. Dream Blue does not make a large number of grants each year, usually fewer than 20. In addition, grantmaking is limited to nonprofits located in the United States, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Israel, Cambodia, Jordan and Indonesia. To learn more about the foundation’s grantees and to get a broader sense of the types of organizations it supports, explore its partnerships listing.

Dream Blue does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


  • Sang (Daniel) Lee, Founder and Director
  • Seungah Lee, Director
  • Claire Lee, Director