Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation supports a variety of global development organizations located in the United States and working abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder appears to offer general operating support grants more often than project specific grants.

PROFILE: Established in 1997, the Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the financial services company, Capital Groups Companies. The foundation keeps a low public profile, does not maintain a website dedicated to its corporate giving, and does not employ a formal and paid staff. The company’s website briefly describes the foundation’s work as committed to "[s]upporting communities" in which Capital Groups Companies operate and environmental causes.

While the foundation does not have a giving program specifically dedicated to global development, it is a supporter of related causes. Past grantees include Grameen Foundation USA, Oxfam America, and World Vision. While the foundation does award a few grants to smaller international NGOs, it tends to direct its grants to larger organizations.

Grant amounts vary widely, ranging from a low of just $100 to over $200,000. Most grants however, fall in the $1,000 to $20,000 range. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding at this time.

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CONTACT:

Capital Group Companies Foundation

6455 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 975-5000