OVERVIEW: Vibrant Village awards grants to organizations working in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the United States. It prioritizes nutrition, health, water, agriculture, economic development, education, and arts in its grantmaking.
IP TAKE: Vibrant Village supports organizations that take a bottom-up approach in their work. Additionally, the foundation views community engagement and local leader support as an integral funding factor.
PROFILE: In 2009, Ken deLaski, co-founder of the software company Deltek, visited Haiti inspiring him to create the Vibrant Village Foundation in 2010. The foundation seeks “longer-term solutions to foster strong, more vibrant communities," and supports projects in nutrition, health, water, agriculture, economic development, education, and arts.
Vibrant Village funds organizations working in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the United States. It is also in the process of expanding and has increased its “program expenditures” by nearly 40 percent a few years ago.
Grant amounts vary relatively widely, and typically range from $5,000 up to about $275,000. However, the majority of grants remain between $10,000 to $50,000. The foundation also considers multi-year grants for up to three years. To learn more about the types of organizations Vibrant Village supports, explore its Past Grants & Expenditures list.
The foundation no longer accepts unsolicited grant applications.
- Ken deLaski, President
- John Stephens, Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships
- Marième Daff, Program Officer