OVERVIEW: The AMB Foundation’s grantmaking revolves around health, education, economic development and help for indigenous populations in developing countries, with an emphasis on South America.
IP TAKE: AMB is a small yet approachable funder. Grantseekers should definitely not stray too far from the foundation’s priorities to gain this funder’s attention.
PROFILE: Established in the late 1990s, the AMB Foundation [not to be confused with Amy Marie Bosman Foundation, or the Australia-based AMB Foundation] is a small organization that supports a variety of global development projects around the world. While the foundation does not specify geographic priorities, it emphasizes South America in its giving.
Topics of grantmaking include health, education, economic development and help for indigenous populations in developing countries, with an emphasis on South America. It grants are modest, typically ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Recent tax filings reflect that AMB tends to favor smaller and grassroots organizations.
The foundation does not operate a website or have formal staff, and keeps a low public profile. However, AMB's tax documents reveal its tendency to fund healthcare and poverty alleviation organizations operating in poor countries around the world. Comparatively few education and economic development grants are awarded each year. In the past, it has supported Concern America in its global poverty alleviation work, and Honduras Good Works for its efforts to provide basic medical care.
AMB accepts unsolicited grant applications that should be submitted in standardized grant form. Applications must be received by November 15 and sent to the attention of Anne J. Wells. Grantseekers should note that submissions need to be sent to the Illinois address listed below and not the foundation’s main address.
- Anne Wells, Director
- Theodore Wells, Director
- Marie Sloane
c/o Marie Sloan
P.O. Box 710040
Herndon, Virginia 20171
GRANT APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS
Attn: Anne J. Wells
8010 Arbor Lane
Northfield, Illinois 60093-3355