Our Grantees

The Fund supports organizations working to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy.

Learn more about some of them below. For a full overview of our grantmaking, use our Grants Search.

Democratic Practice

Democracy Matters Institute, Inc.
Democracy Matters trains young people how to be effective grassroots organizers and advocates, and supports public financing of election campaigns...
Protesting proposed ownership rule change in front of the FCC in 2008. (Photo courtesy of Rodney Choice.)
Free Press
Free Press aims to shape media policy by engaging the public in national campaigns to battle unchecked media consolidation, promote diverse and local...
Held annually the first week in May, Public Service Recognition Week is a nationwide program that honors the contributions of public employees. As part of the 2010 commemoration, the Partnership held a celebration on the National Mall that involved more than 100 government offices and agencies and attracted more than 40,000 visitors.
Partnership for Public Service, Inc.
The Partnership for Public Service believes that hiring, developing, and retaining the best people in public service results in better government.

GTW Research Director Todd Tucker interviewed by Spanish-language media during a protest against the Colombia Free Trade Agreement in September, 2008. (Photo by Brandon Wu)

Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.
In 1995, Public Citizen established Global Trade Watch to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. Since...
Trustees of Tufts College
Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute studies the social and environmental impacts of economic integration in developing...

Sustainable Development

Young oysters are growing on this recycled oyster shell in New York Harbor as part of the Billion Oyster Project's habitat monitoring. (Courtesy of Peter Malinowski/BOP)

New York Harbor Foundation, Inc.
From the sediment to the surface, the harbor becomes a working laboratory as students at New York Harbor School build toward the goal of restoring...
Panel Group
The President and Directors Georgetown College (Georgetown University)
The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that...
2030, Inc.
2030, Inc. is working to achieve a dramatic reduction in fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by changing the way cities, communities...
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Ceres President Mindy Lubber at the April 2012 annual Ceres Conference, which convened over 500 business leaders, investors, environmentalists and policy-makers in Boston, MA. Jackson discussed the significance of Ceres' bringing businesses and other influential players into efforts to protect human health and the environment.
Ceres, Inc.
Ceres brings together investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups to work with companies in order to find sustainable...

Peacebuilding

In Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observes Afghan National Police training prior to a International Security Assistance Force change-of-command ceremony in 2011.

Center for International Policy, Inc.
Since 2001, the United States has greatly increased its investment in foreign militaries and police units to combat terrorism and address other...
An IRAP client explains her story with the help of a volunteer interpreter in Amman, Jordan. (Courtesy Susannah Stevens/IRAP.)
Urban Justice Center
Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), a program of the Urban Justice Center...
Solar panels set up by Comet-ME among the tents of a community in the South Hebron Hills.
COMET-ME
Comet-ME is an Israeli-Palestinian organization providing basic energy and clean-water services to off-grid communities in the South Hebron Hills...

Southern China

The Port of Shenzen in Guangdong province is one of the world's fastest growing and busiest ports. It handles a variety of transportation types including ships, trucks, and cargo handling equipment. (Photo cc-by Chris.)

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., together with Chinese partners, has launched a cross-disciplinary project to evaluate the circumstances...
IPE Director Ma Jun (right), documenting environmental conditions at a textiles factory in Hangzhou, China in September 2014. (Photo courtesy Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond.)

IPE Director Ma Jun (right), documenting environmental conditions at a textiles factory in Hangzhou, China in September 2014. (Photo courtesy Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond.)

Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Realizing that pubic participation was the missing link in China’s environmental governance processes, the Institute of Public and Environmental...
2030, Inc.
2030, Inc. is working to achieve a dramatic reduction in fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by changing the way cities, communities...
93 percent of power generation in China relies on water, but it remains to be seen if it can rapidly expand its energy capabilities while managing conflicting water needs. (Copyright Debra Tan/CRW.)

93 percent of power generation in China relies on water, but it remains to be seen if it can rapidly expand its energy capabilities while managing conflicting water needs. The 11 driest provinces contributed to 45% of China's GDP in 2011. (Copyright Debra Tan/CRW.)

The ADM Capital Foundation Limited
93 percent of power generation in China is water-reliant. No water equals no power and vice versa, as power is also required to clean and distribute...
Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center Yunnan Thoughtful Action
At the Rural Community Farmer Training School established by Dali farmers, PEAC has installed computers, provided training, and shown farmers how to...

Western Balkans

Members of the Youth Club of Nikšić line up to plant saplings in Montenegro's second largest city in 2014. (Image courtesy of Forum mladi i neformalna edukacija.)
Forum Mladi I Neformalna Edukacija
Forum MNE’s program Youth for Green Montenegro mobilizes young people across Montenegro to get involved with environmentalism and kickstarts local...
A screening at the opening ceremony of DokuFest 2011 in Prizren, Kosovo.
DokuFest
Known for its showcase of works addressing social, political, and human rights issues, DokuFest is one of the most influential cultural events in the...
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo (BIRN Kosovo) is the very first Kosovar organization to engage in issues of accountability and...
Forum for Civic Initiatives
FIQ is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to increasing citizens' participation in decision-making processes.
Humanitarian Law Center - Documentation and Memory
The Humanitarian Law Center is an organization that documents the extensive cross-border human rights violations perpetrated throughout the former...

Culpeper Arts & Culture

BOFFO, Inc.
BOFFO fosters innovative intersections among design, art, and architecture. It produces creative, ambitious, and forward-thinking public art while...
2014 Choreography Fellows Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell perform as part of City Center’s Studio 5 series. (Photo by Christopher Duggan, courtesy of New York City Center.)
New York City Center, Inc.
New York City Center’s Choreography Fellowship provides three choreographers, each at critical stages of their careers, with an opportunity to spend...
A scene from Marcus Gardley's The Box: A Black Comedy, which made its premiere in 2014 at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo courtesy of The Foundry Theatre)
Foundry Theatre, Inc.
The Foundry Theatre's Audience Ambassadors program works with community organizers in New York City to bring groups from their own neighborhoods to...