Finn Family Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: This small family funder focuses on humanitarian aid, poverty alleviation, and malnutrition as it pertains to children.

IP TAKE: Finn accepts unsolicited grant applications, which means it is fairly approachable. Tax filings suggest that foundation has the tendency to support the same global groups each year.

PROFILE: Based in Texas, the Finn Family Foundation is a modest funder of various global development causes related to development, disaster relief, poverty alleviation, and malnutrition among children. According to its latest tax filings, Finn makes grants “primarily to help the needy or aid in humanitarian relief efforts.” 

The foundation makes around 10 to 20 grants each year. Many of its grants are directed at helping people in Texas, its home state. Its global grantmaking typically supports broad-based programs in its areas of interest, and larger international organizations. For instance, Finn has supported Doctors Without Borders, Feed the Children, and Save the Children's Global Action Fund.

Finn Family Foundation grants range from $5,000 to $50,000, although most global grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000. Awards are made for program specific rather than general operating support. The foundation does not impose geographic restrictions in its global grantmaking. 

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications, which should be addressed to Greg Finn at the address provided below.

PEOPLE:

  • Gregory Finn, President and Director
  • Wayne Thelan, Director
  • Michael Finn, Director 

CONTACT:
Finn Family Foundation
P.O. Box 1135
Fulshear, Texas 77441
(832) 437-1005