Working Together for a Better World

From global health concerns to problems with education, poverty and the environmental crisis – there are growing concerns in various areas around the world. Fortunately, through the years several philanthropic foundations have been founded by exceptional individuals with the aim of addressing these difficulties.

Positive Solutions

The unified goals of these extraordinary foundations are: to educate others about the problems, to discover actionable solutions, and to take the necessary steps to implement these solutions. On this site we take a look at some of these top philanthropic foundations and how the good work they do is having an effect.

The Foundations

Aaron & Lillie Straus Foundation

The Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation has a very specific philanthropic focus: The protection, enrichment and opportunity for children and at-risk families..

Afya Foundation – Improving Healthcare Delivery

Afya Foundation is a charitable organization based in New York. Find out more about Afya's mission.

Amici del Mondo Foundation

Amici del Mondo World Friends Onlus is an Italian non-profit organization. The organization supports the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

Ansara Family Fund

The mission of the Ansara Family Fund is to end global poverty so that no parent is compelled to give their child up for adoption. In fulfillment of its mission, the Fund seeks to build sustainable physical and social...

Arcadia Fund

Arcadia Fund is committed to preserving cultural heritage and the environment through the provision of grants to charities, scholarships, project funding and enabling open access to information and ...

Azim Premji Foundation

The Azim Premji Foundation is an education-focused charitable foundation based in Bangalore, India. Find out more about the organisation and what they focus on.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the oldest charities in America. It empowers at-risk youth with critical life skills through a one-on-one mentorship program that involves thousands of volunteers around the world.

Black Minds Matter UK

Black Minds Matter UK is a charity created to help Black people to get access to high-quality, free mental health care.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Explore key funding areas for Bloomberg Philanthropies and why Mike Bloomberg believes that all cities can be better and make a difference to their citizens.

Burkina Health Foundation

Burkina Health Foundation is a London-based NGO with a goal of improving healthcare services in Burkina Faso.

Cancer and Careers

Burkina Health Foundation is a London-based NGO with a goal of improving healthcare services in Burkina Faso.

Chao Family Foundation

The Chao Family Foundations were founded with the aim of providing support and financial aid to help further the education of outstanding young people with promise who should not be held back just because of...

Clinton Foundation

A global foundation aimed at creating meaningful partnerships between governments, NGOs businesses, and individuals around the globe. The Clinton Foundation’s guiding principle is...

CODE – Canadian Organization for Development Through Education

CODE is a Canada-based international development agency focused on improving literacy and education. Find out more about the organisation and read about some of its most significant projects.

Cyborg Foundation

A global organization that promotes research and projects that apply technology to the human body in order to extend or create new senses and increase range of perceptions. Since its founding...

Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is focused on funding projects in two areas vital to human improvement: food and art. The foundation believes that food is...

David & Ruth Lewis Family Charitable Trust

The David & Ruth Lewis Family Charitable Trust focuses their efforts on the sponsorship and support of medical research as well as educational initiatives...

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK is a foundation with the goal of supporting people suffering with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Elton John AIDS Foundation

London and New York. Each branch of the Foundation being managed as a separate entity, including having separate website, donors, funding programs and areas...

Feeding America

With one in eight people in the US going hungry every day, discover how Feeding America seeks to provide a meal for every American in need.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supports initiatives globally. It has 10 regional offices worldwide as well as representation in all 50 US states. The Ford Foundation issues grants to individuals and organizations...

Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation carries out the work of its founder the late Fred Hollows. Hollows was an eye surgeon who championed the right for people all over the world to receive affordable eye care...

Gates Foundation

The underlying principles of the Gates Foundation are based on giving back to impoverished communities around the world, and civic engagement and volunteerism constitute intractable components of the...

Ignota Foundation

The Ignota Foundation has one clear goal: to provide funding for two years of university for at least one child from each comprehensive (state) school in England.

Ivory Coast Mothers and Children

Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization with a mission to help young adults with cancer. Find out more about the organization and how they raise funds and awareness of cancer in young adults.

KenGen Foundation

KenGen Foundation is a Kenya-based charitable organization with a goal of transforming the lives of local communities.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Established in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of wildlife, threatened ecosystems and...

Lois and Richard England Family Foundation

The Lois and Richard England Family Foundation has two main cycles of funding: the Spring Cycle and the Fall Cycle. The Spring Cycle supports youth...

Lookout Housing and Health Society

Find out more about Lookout Housing and Health Society, a Canadian nonprofit that operates a range of programs helping Metro Vancouver's destitute.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Explore the work done by the Make-a-Wish Foundation in helping terminally ill children fulfill their greatest wishes.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand – Mauri tū, Mauri Ora

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is focused on improving and sustaining mental health and wellbeing.

Michael J Fox Foundation

The Michael J Fox Foundation is committed to sourcing a cure for Parkinson's disease through research. The foundation works with urgency to facilitate and fund research in order to increase the rate of breakthroughs...

Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation

Operating out of Baltimore, the foundation provides support to organizations across the US and abroad. The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation give preference...

Northern Charitable Foundation – Alex Dembitzer

The Northern Charitable Foundation supports initiatives that improve people’s health and quality of life. Their mission is to assist and empower disadvantaged groups. Under the leadership of Rosa and Alex Dembitzer, the foundation forms and supports various programs in the realm of public health and deals with hereditary cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and stem cell transplants.

Open Philanthropy Project

The mission of the Open Philanthropy Project is to give effectively throughout the world, to create a foundation upon which the work they support can be replicated by others. Their vision is of a day “when every person’s needs are met and each of us is empowered to shape our own life.”

Operation Eyesight Universal

Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation based in Kazakhstan provides educational grants to ensure that low-income students can attend the country's top universities.

PATH Foundation

PATH Foundation is a Philippines-based organisation focused on alleviating poverty in the Asia Pacific region.

Porter Foundation

The Porter Foundation is focused on the improvement of the environment, supporting disadvantaged groups, and making arts, culture and education easily accessible to all people.

Reliance Foundation

The Reliance Foundation's mission is to facilitate the development of people and communities in India, through the introduction of sustainable initiatives and with a focus on leveraging technology.

Saby Charitable Foundation

One of the wealthiest grantmaking foundations in the United States, find out how the Hewlett Foundation supports different projects in the US.

Salesforce Foundation

The Salesforce Foundation mission is to improve communities around the world. The concept is based on the company dedicating 1% of their time, products and resources to various causes in a term they call...

Shane Warne Foundation

The Shane Warne Foundation was founded with the aim of enriching the lives of underprivileged and seriously ill children in Australia. The Foundation is not restricted in it's focus, the aim and direction from the...

Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization with a mission to help young adults with cancer. Find out more about the organization and how they raise funds and awareness of cancer in young adults.

Suleyman Kerimov Foundation

The Suleyman Kerimov Foundation is focused on improving the quality of life of disadvantaged communities – and within those particularly of young people...

Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation

A philanthropic foundation established in honor of Susan Cohan, who succumbed to colon cancer. The Foundation is known in the U.S. as the national voice for...

The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation

Read about the Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation, an organization that helps improve the lives of children and youth in Israel through various projects.

The Awesome Foundation

The Awesome Foundation is a global movement devoted to funding grassroots projects around the world. Its vision is to recognize the individual and the ideas that come from ordinary people who want to do something to change the world. They created a funding vehicle whereby nothing, not even bureaucracy and paperwork, will stifle creativity and hinder a project from reaching its full potential.

The Code Green Campaign

The Green Code Campaign is a mental health education and advocacy organisation with a focus on first responders.

The David Bohnett Foundation

Discover the David Bohnett Foundation based in Los Angeles. The overarching purpose of the foundation is to support causes that benefit society through social activism.

The David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation is focused on protecting and conserving the environment for future generations. Find out more about how the foundation was founded and read about its mission and the programs it is involved with.
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