Argosy Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: Argosy’s global development grants focus on communities in need and human rights advocacy.

IP TAKE: Argosy takes a rather broad approach to its global development grantmaking, so projects that don't fall obviously within the foundation’s stated interests may still find luck with this funder.

PROFILE: Established in 1997 by John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific, the Argosy Foundation backs organizations, projects, and people working to make the world a better place.

The foundation’s global development grants go to organizations all over the world assisting "[c]ommunities and individuals in need, as well as advocating on behalf of human rights and respect for all.”

Argosy operates with stated funding interests but remains open-minded, so grantseekers operating outside Argosy’s stated interests may still pique its funding interest.

Grants here can go as high as $650,000. Most, however, range from $10,000 to $100,000. Read more about selected Argosy grantees here. To dig even deeper into Argosy’s grantmaking, download its latest annual reports.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals or requests for funding.


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