Dume Wolverine Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Dume Wolverine Foundation’s global development grants often go to organizations that take a broad-based approach to development rather than those focused on one or two specific causes.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to support large international organizations. It may be difficult for local and grassroots groups to get in the door, here.

PROFILE: Located in Woodland Hills, California, the Dume Wolverine Foundation keeps a low public profile, does not operate a website, and does not employ a formal staff. Dume Wolverine could be considered a smaller outfit, as far as assets are concerned. As such, this funder awards modest grants to global development organizations around the world.

The foundation’s recent tax filings don't show any obvious pattern in global development grantmaking. Rather, it seems that this funder gives to a diverse set of like-minded organizations that take broad-based approaches to their work. For example, Oxfam America and Plan International are past Dume Wolverine grantees.

For the most part, grants are modest, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. On occasion, the foundation awards grants in the $25,000 to $50,000 range. Dume awards a few grants each year to support global health and human rights causes.

The Dume Wolverine Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Susan Barcus Kay, President
  • Gregory Louis Kay, Vice President

CONTACT:

Dume Wolverine Foundation

21600 Oxnard Street Suite 1110

Woodland Hills, California 91367

(818) 746-3070