Jesse H. and Susan R. Oppenheimer Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: This foundation tends to support large, international organizations that work in global development and focus on poverty alleviation.

IP TAKE: Given this funder’s tendency to support big organizations, smaller groups may have a difficult time securing a grant from Oppenheimer.

PROFILE: Conservation, education, and medical purposes are top funding priorities for the Texas-based Jesse H. and Susan R. Oppenheimer Foundation. However, this funder also awards modest grants to larger international global development groups. 

Oppenheimer largely funds larger international organizations. In the past, its global development efforts have funded Heifer International, Give Directly, and Oxfam America.

Grants are modest and range from $1,000 to $10,000. On the rare occasion, the foundation awards from $15,000 and $50,000.

Oppenheimer maintains a low public profile, does not have a formal staff or website, and does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Grantseekers should first contact the organization in order to introduce themselves and their organizations before approaching for a grant. Oppenheimer tends to support the same organizations for multiple cycles, which leaves less room for funding new organizations.  


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Jesse H. and Susan R. Oppenheimer Foundation

312 E. Hermosa

San Antonio, Texas 78212