Green Family Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Green Family Foundation supports global health and development efforts that center on access to healthcare, education, poverty alleviation, and sustainable activities that foster increasingly self-sufficient communities. 

IP TAKE: Green takes a holistic approach in its funding. So organizations that address more than one global health and/or development challenge may have a better chance of securing funding. 

PROFILE: The Green Family Foundation was established in 1991 by Steven Green, a former U.S. ambassador to Singapore. While serving as ambassador, Green managed a number of projects that fostered bilateral relations in the fields of economic development, national security, and intellectual property. During that time, Green also established Friendship Works, a program aimed at increasing U.S. corporate citizenship and philanthropy related to community building, education and health care. Much of Green’s public service work as ambassador has been translated into the Green Family Foundation’s grantmaking.

When Steven and Dorothea Green established their family foundation, its global health and development work was largely focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and education. The foundation has since expanded its reach to support access to healthcare, education, poverty alleviation, and sustainable activities that foster increasingly self-sufficient communities. The foundation ultimately seeks to “enable underserved communities to achieve sustainability and self-reliance by alleviating the cycle of poverty and disease.”

The Green Family Foundation awards grants range from $1,500 to $30,000. To learn more about the types of organizations that have received Green Family support, explore its current grants list. Most of the foundation’s grants are awarded on a multi-year basis, and it does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Grantseekers should note that sustainability is key to the Green Family Foundation. As a result, it is unlikely that one-off projects are going to secure funding. Rather, the foundation supports groups that have the potential to sustain and expand their work, especially after their Green Family grant has run out.

PEOPLE: 

  • Kimberly Green, President
  • Mireille Louis Charles, Senior Program Director 

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