Private Funder: Wallace Global Fund; Opportunity: Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Community development, education, health, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the fund made about $10 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling (letters of inquiry).
Summary: Grants are provided for initiatives at the national and global levels, as well as for significant local or regional initiatives offering the potential to leverage broader impact. Grants support programs for youth, women’s human rights, civic engagement, civil liberties and equal justice, independent media and media policy. Youth programs that have won in the past include Advocates for Youth, which got a $65,000 grant for a program to train youth activists committed to advancing adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights. The website is here: http://wgf.org/grants