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 "communities 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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