OVERVIEW: This quiet family foundation predominately focuses its global development grants on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.
IP TAKE: Although Debley is not a highly approachable funder, it appears receptive to a variety of projects linked to women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.
PROFILE: Debley Inc. is a small family foundation that funds international organizations around the world. It does not maintain a web presence, but its tax filings reveal that its grantmaking appears to focus on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation. However, it also appears willing to support a diverse set of activities related to its main topics of grantmaking interest.
In the past, the foundation has supported Sustainable Harvest International's sustainable agriculture work, and to Global Women for programs which help women and families around the world lift themselves out of poverty.
Grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000; however, most global development related grants range between $3,000 to $7,000. Debley awards both religious and non-religious organizations. The foundation does not apply geographic restrictions to its grantmaking, but its awards tend to support groups that work in least-developed countries around the world.
Debley's low profile and lack of formal staff may make it difficult for grantseekers to attract Debley’s funding attentions. In addition, the foundation tends to support grantees for multiple-cycles, but still accepts new organizations each year. It does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
- Jodie Clements, Chair
- Margaret Demere, Trustee
- Dana Halberg Pless, Trustee
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