Funding Sources for International Community Technology Centers

Funding for International Community Technology Centers


Microsoft Unlimited Potential Grants

Funding is available through the Microsoft subsidiary offices around the world. Decisions to fund organizations and projects are made every year in October.


Gifts in Kind International

Gifts in Kind International distributes millions worth of newly manufactured product donations and special pricing programs to qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations – nearly $800 million in 2003!


The Gates Foundation

Funding is available through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for various categories, including global development projects. Please read the FAQ page for more information.

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

The foundation serves to ease some of the pain and suffering on the planet. It currently operates a national aid program in Ethiopia as well as programs for excluded youth in the U.S. and the U.K.

Carnegie Corporation of New York
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest: Carnegie Scholars Program; Education; International Development; International Peace and Security; Partnership to Strengthen African Universities; Strengthening U.S. Democracy.

The Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc.

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest: Classroom Teaching and Learning; Global Education; Higher Education.

The Draper Richards Foundation

Awards fellowships to selected social entrepreneurs with seed funding of $100,000 annually for three years as well as technical support. The Foundation only awards six fellowships per year. The funds are specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations that seek to solve existing social problems in innovative new ways.


Echoing Green

Seed money and technical support are provided to social entrepreneurs starting innovative public service organizations and projects that seek to catalyze positive social change. Echoing Green invests in entrepreneurs' organizations and projects at an early stage, before most funders are willing to do so, and then provides them with support to help them grow beyond start-up.  


Ford Foundation

Grants are made primarily within three broad categories: (1) asset building and community development; (2) knowledge, creativity, and freedom; and (3) peace and social justice. Local needs and priorities, within these subject areas, determine program activities in individual countries.


Rockefeller Brothers Fund

 The Fund's programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society. Respect for cultural diversity and ecological integrity pervades the Fund's activities.


The Rockefeller Foundation

The foundation was established by John D. Rockefeller, Sr. to "promote the well being" of humanity by addressing the root causes of serious problems. The foundation works internationally to expand opportunities for poor and vulnerable people and to help ensure that the benefits of globalization are shared more equitably.


Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation supports programs of national and international significance that promote the welfare of human and natural resources. These efforts will enhance the creativity, strengths and skills already possessed by those in need and reinforce the sustaining processes inherent in nature.

First Fruit, Inc.

First Fruit is a private foundation that provides grants to Christian ministries in the developing world in the areas of leadership development, evangelism, and wholistic ministry.

Cornerstone Trust, International

Cornerstone provides funding for large-scale charitable and humanitarian projects; arrange financing for large economic projects; also provides venture capital funding for medium to high risk startup businesses.

The Maclellan Foundation

This foundation provides consulting services, equipment, general/operating support, program development and evaluation, and seed money to organizations in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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