Frederick Mulder Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Frederick Mulder Foundation’s global development grants support organizations that address poverty alleviation and institutional frameworks that perpetuate poverty cycles.

IP TAKE: This London-based funder typically supports small and grassroots organizations that combat global poverty. Although not an approachable funder, grantseekers should still contact the staff to establish a relationship. 

PROFILE: Formerly known as the Prairie Trust until 2014, the Frederick Mulder Foundation (FMF) was founded with profits earned by Frederick Mulder Limited, a private art dealership. Frederick Mulder is also the founder of The Funding Network, an “open-giving circle” that holds regular crowdfunding events. Based in London, Frederick Mulder focuses on social change philanthropy, climate change, and global poverty around the world.

FMF largely pursues global development global poverty program, which addresses “[d]isparities of power and the institutional frameworks that sustain inequality.” Grants support research and advocacy, among other concerns, to address poverty alleviation. FMF does not impose geographic restrictions on its global development grantmaking.

Grants awarded are often £10,000 or less, but on occasion, the foundation awards a handful of grants ranging from about £30,000 to £100,000. While FMF award several project specific grants, it also offers unrestricted and general operating support grants. To learn more about the foundation’s larger grants, explore its current grants list.

FMF does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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