Welcome to Tinker Foundation

Mikma and NinjaCuba, winners of the 10x10kCuba competition, visit Stanford University

Resource for the Future has a new article about the "paper parks" in Mexico's protected areas

Horizon Scan: Six Priorities for Antarctic Science published in Nature

ConTextos on the importance of reading comprehension in a segment on WBEZ radio


The mission of the Tinker Foundation
is to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable
and productive society in Latin America.



Through our grants we strive to animate our founder's vision for a democratic and prosperous Latin America based on a foundation of mutual trust, friendship, and cooperation.

Our partners are integral to realizing this vision, and we are privileged to support their work.

Proposal Deadlines

Institutional Grants
Full proposals are due September 15

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the September proposal deadline.

We will announce the next date for submitting letters of inquiry in late October.


Field Research Grants
Full proposals are due October 1

Applicants for 2019 grants must submit proposals through our online portal.  The portal opens Monday, August 26.