Woodcock Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Woodcock Foundation’s global development grants support organizations promoting economic justice and global poverty in the United States and around the world.  

IP TAKE: This funder seeks organizations contributing to widespread, systemic change in its areas of grantmaking interest.

PROFILE: The late philanthropist Polly Guth established the New York-based Woodcock Foundation in 1996. The foundation seeks to "[encourage] leadership and entrepreneurship to improve the educational, economic, and environmental situations of those most in need.” Areas of grantmaking interest include social enterprise, economic development, food systems, large landscape conservation, education, media & democracy, gender equality and civil society. The majority of Woodcock’s global development grantmaking involves economic equality, agriculture, and global poverty.

Grant amounts typically range from $50,000 to $200,000. Past grantees in this space include Acumen, which received a grant for its work building social enterprises in developing countries; and Alianza Americas, which received a grant for its work promoting social, political, and economic justice across the Americas. To learn more about the types of organizations Woodcock supports and at what level, explore its grantees page.

The Woodcock Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications, LOIs or requests for funding.


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