Meyer Family Fund: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Meyer Family Fund’s global development related grants typically focus on economic stability and sustainability.

IP TAKE: This funder does not provide detailed information regarding its grantmaking process, requirements and eligibility. Grantseekers should contact Meyer Family Fund staff for additional information.

PROFILE: Established in 2003, the Meyer Family Fund works to “[empower] self-motivated teens and vulnerable adults through sustainable and creative non-profit organizations.” Grantmaking programs include education, empowerment and spiritual and emotional well-being.

The fund does not have a dedicated global development program; however, the fund’s tax history indicates an interest in this field. For example, the Meyer Fund’s empowerment program focuses on micro-credit programs in developing countries and “[s]ustainable efforts that help those outside of the mainstream gain access to technical assistance, financial resources and leadership skills that provide enhanced quality of life for them and their families.”

Past Meyer global development grantees include Living Goods, which received funding for its economic development program targeting rural women in developing countries; and Opportunity Collaboration, which received a grant for its economic justice and poverty alleviation work. Click here to learn more about select Meyer Family Fund grantees.

The Meyer Family Fund limits its U.S. based funding to organizations located in California’s Anderson Valley, Napa Valley and the Hawaiian Islands. It limits its global grants to organizations working in developing and least-developed countries.

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