Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation supports a variety of global development organizations located in the United States and working abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder appears to offer general operating support grants more often than project specific grants.

PROFILE: Established in 1997, the Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the financial services company, Capital Groups Companies. The foundation keeps a low public profile, does not maintain a website dedicated to its corporate giving, and does not employ a formal and paid staff. The company’s website briefly describes the foundation’s work as committed to "supporting communities" in which Capital Groups Companies operate and environmental causes.

While the foundation does not have a giving program specifically dedicated to global development, it is a supporter of related causes. Past grantees include Grameen Foundation USA, Oxfam America, and World Vision. While the foundation does award a few grants to smaller international NGOs, it tends to direct its grants to larger organizations.

Grant amounts vary widely, ranging from a low of just $100 to over $200,000. Most grants however, fall in the $1,000 to $20,000 range. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding at this time.

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CONTACT:

Capital Group Companies Foundation

6455 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 975-5000