NGOs need resources, solidarity and support. We will classify the links country and/or interest-wise as the list gets longer. Do let us know if you know of others, and we could put them up too.

As of now, we know of these, arranged alphabetically:


  1. Action Aid
  2. Annenberg Foundation (the) [communication: education and youth; arts and culture; community and civic; health]
  3. Arcus Foundation [social justice inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and race, conservation and respect of the great apes.]
  4. Astraea Foundation [Sexuality minorities]
  5. Bernard van Leer Foundation (the) [Early childhood development (ECD).]

  6. Bread for the World
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  8. Charities Aid Foundation

  9. Christian Aid
  10. Cordaid
  11. Dell foundation (Michael and Susan)
    [Children's health, education, safety, youth development, and early childhood care.].

  12. EED Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst)

  13. Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP)
  14. Ford foundation

  15. Global Fund for Children [Education & Dignity Of Young People]

  16. Global Fund for Women

  17. Grassroots International (promotes political, economic and social rights and supports development alternatives)

  18. Hivos

  19. Homeless international
  20. Hunger Project (the)
  21. International Development Research Centre [Research projects and training awards]

  22. Mama cash

  23. Misereor
  24. National Endowment for Democracy
    [To strengthen democratic institutions around the world through non-governmental efforts.]

  25. Nippon Foundation (the)
    (public welfare in Japan, voluntary programs in Japan, maritime and ship-related projects; and overseas cooperative assistance.)
  26. Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships)
  27. Novib

  28. Oxfam

  29. Packard Foundation (The David and Lucile) [Conservation and Science, Population, Children, Families, and Communities, Local Area Funds, Organizational Effectiveness]

  30. Paul Hamlyn Foundation [Disabilities, Education, Health, Livelihoods]
  31. Public Welfare Foundation [Disadvantaged populations and basic human needs. Focus on countries that are in political transition]
  32. Richard Gere foundation (the)

  33. Rockefeller foundation (the)
  34. Sasakawa Peace Foundation (to promote the coexistence of pluralistic values, foster human security and non-profit activities, and to support structural change)

  35. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund
  36. Skoll Foundation [Social Entrepreneurship]
  37. Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute
  38. Staying Alive Foundation (the) [to encourage and enable young people who are involved in HIV and AIDS awareness, education and prevention campaigns.]
  39. Terre des Hommes [International Federation of eleven national organisations working for the rights of children]

  40. Toyota Foundation (the) (human and natural environment, social welfare, education and culture)
  41. Trócaire (official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Livelihoods, Justice, Emergencies, HIV/AIDS, Gender, Environment).
  42. Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

  43. W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  44. Wallace Global Fund (the)
  45. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (the)


  1. Canadian international development agency
  2. Department for international development [UK]
  3. Irish Aid [Poverty Focus; Untied Aid; Partnership; Effectiveness; Accountability; Coherence.]
  4. US AID

United Nations Agencies

  1. UN AIDS
  2. UN Children's Fund, UNICEF
  3. United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) (applications normally open online April-May)
  4. UNDP
  5. UNDP-SGP (Small Grants Programme (SGP), funded by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), seeks to support initiatives, which demonstrate community-based innovative, gender sensitive, participatory approaches and lessons learned from other development projects that lead to reduce threats to the local and global environment.
  6. United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA
  7. World Health Organization


  1. American India Foundation
  2. Child Rights and You [CRY]
  3. Indo Global Social Service Society
  4. Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
  5. Sir Ratan Tata Trust
  6. Sir Dorabji Tata and Allied Trusts

Donor directories (Other sites)

  1. International Donor Directory Online
  2. Propoor donor directory (requires password)
  3. Yahoo donor directory
  4. More Donors on this site