Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation awards grants for education, health, and economic security projects and programs to groups working in Latin America.

IP TAKE: Although Derossi doesn’t accept unsolicited grant applications, a few new organizations crop up on its grants list each year. For prospective grantees, this means the funding door isn’t completely closed, but they should expect competition for funding dollars from past Derossi grantees.

PROFILE: The Massachusetts-based Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation was established in the early 1990s and geographically focuses its global development grantmaking on Latin America. However, according to the foundation’s website, it is now “almost exclusively working in Guatemala.” Top grantmaking priorities for the foundation are. The main beneficiaries of Derossi’s grantmaking are women and children.

Derossi is a small foundation with modest between $5,000 to $25,000. Occasionally. On the rare occasion, Derossi awards grants for $50,000 and above.

Although the foundation’s giving priorities include health and economic security, past years’ tax filings reveal interest in education giving.

While funds and number may be relatively limited, this is a funder that supports small, local, and grassroots groups rather than large international organizations. Unfortunately for would-be grantees, Derossi no longer accepts unsolicited grant applications.

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