Elsevier Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Elsevier Foundation’s global development grants generally support organizations working toward achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

IP TAKE: This funder awards grants to organizations working in developing and least developed countries.

PROFILE: Established in 2005 with funding from the global analytics company Elsevier, the Elsevier Foundation “[s]upports partnerships to advance diversity in science research in developing countries and global health.” Grantmaking programs include Health & Innovation, Research in Developing Countries, Diversity in STEM and Technology for Development.  

The foundation’s Technology for Development program supports “[p]rojects enabling data scientists to contribute their skills to tackle some of the toughest issues outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Elsevier grants range widely from $1,000 to over $1 million. The majority of grants fall in the $5,000 to $100,000 range. Amref Health Africa, which received funding for its work connecting African entrepreneurs with international investors is a past global development grantee. Click here to learn more about a few of the types of global health organizations Elsevier supports.

According to tax filings, the Elsevier Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding; however, its application, eligibility and proposal requirements are unclear. Grantseekers should contact foundation staff for more information.

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