The Ibrahim Foundation
Of interest to organisations dealing with Community Buildings, Capacity Building, Resilient TSOs, Families, Domestic Violence, Literacy, Employment, Disabled People
The Ibrahim Foundation does not have areas of focus in grant making. They believe those on the front lines in the community best understand the particular needs and where grants will bear the greatest fruits. They look for situations where small amounts of funds will make significant impact.
They are particularly interested in the following areas:
Community Building grants focus on strengthening communities by engaging residents and stakeholders in a process that builds leadership and capacity from within, while respecting and valuing the rich diversity represented in our geographic region. They support efforts to build social capital; a resource defined as the web of relationships and civic participation that improves our ability to address the challenges and opportunities we face as a community. They also recognize that building a community’s capacity and leadership is a critical precursor to community involvement for those, who, because of language, culture or educational levels have been excluded from participation.
When healthy organizations have the support they need, new ideas and imaginative community solutions flourish. The foundation makes selected grants to strengthen nonprofits and promote a vibrant non-profit community. Grants in this area support the mission and infrastructure of the non-profit sector as a whole. We make selected grants to management support organizations that provide services to other nonprofits and build capacity within the field as a whole. Their goal is to help exemplary organizations continue to thrive within a healthy and stimulating non-profit sector.
Strong families are the cornerstones of a strong community. The foundation is committed to helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency and the skills they need to prosper. Their funding is aimed at strengthening the human services safety net for low-income families and helping families of all kinds exercise their rights, fulfil their responsibilities and realize their full economic and social potential. They support non-profit organizations that help low-income and disadvantaged children and adults meet basic needs for food, clothing and emergency and permanent housing. The foundation also targets organizations addressing family violence, promoting expanded opportunities for persons with disabilities, and serving adults seeking to improve their economic prospects through literacy and employment development.
The grants range from £500 – £10,000. Extraordinary projects may receive grants up to £50,000.
Grants are awarded twice a year for works that help transform the UK..