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A foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization set up to maintain or assist charitable initiatives for the benefit of the public. The following is a list of some foundations that support youth projects, international cooperation and initiatives relating to Environment and Development. This list is by no means complete but it will provide you with a starting point for grant seeking. Each foundation works in different ways, some are more interested in particular areas, issues and types of projects than others. By providing the names of a few foundations, you could get started in learning how to fundraise through foundations. Each one has their own particular criteria set out for people wishing to apply for money from them. The best approach is for you to write to them individually simply asking for information. Once you receive information from them, and explore whether your project meets their criteria or not, you can begin applying directly for funding.

American Express Philanthrophic Program
American Express Tower, World Financial Center
200 Vesey St.
New York, NY 10285-4710

Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.
2600 Virginia Ave., NW, Rm. 505
Washington, DC 20037-1977

Amoco Foundation Inc.
200 East Randolph Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Ralston Purina Corporate Contributions
Checkerboard Square
St. Louis, Missouri 63164

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
1200 Mott Foundation Bldg.
Flint, Michigan 48502-1851

Reebok Foundation
100 Technology Center Dr.
Stoughton, Massachusetts 02072

Global 2000 Inc.
One Copenhill
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
1290 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10104

J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation
9333 North Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, Illinois 60648

Syntex Corporate Contributions Program
3401 Hillview Ave., A1-291
Palo Alto, CA 94304

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
140 South Dearborn St.
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Shell Oil Company Foundation
(Formerly Shell Companies Foundation, Inc.)
Two Shell Plaza
P.O. Box 2099
Houston, Texas 77252

Levi Strauss & Company Corporate Giving Program
1155 Battery St.
P.O. Box 7215
San Francisco, CA 94111

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
300 Second St., Suite 200
Los Altos, CA 94022

The Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Three Pkwy., Suite 501
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1305

The Service Master Foundation
c/o V. Squires 2300 Warrenville Rd.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-1765

The Xerox Foundation
P.O. Box 1600
The Rockefeller Foundation
1133 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

W. K. Kellogg Foundation
One Michigan Ave. East
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

International Youth Foundation
67 W. Michigan Suite 608
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

There are also many publications which provide information
on foundations.
For more information write to:

The Foundation Center
8th Floor
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

or call: +212-620-4230

Cite as: Youth Sourcebook on Sustainable Development. Winnipeg: IISD, 1995. Online. Internet. http://iisd.ca/youth/ysbk152.htm.

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