Institutional Grants

The Foundation's Institutional Grants program has the goal of creating the conditions for the development of effective policy changes that improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Foundation's funding is directed to three program areas in which focused, expert research and innovation have the potential to make significant, positive impact. Click on the links below to learn more about grants in each program area.

Successful proposals have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas. Activities may include, but are not restricted to, research projects, workshops, and conferences related to the Foundation's areas of interest. The Foundation encourages collaboration among organizations in the United States and Latin America and prefers to fund institutions that are actively engaged with a broad array of stakeholders impacted by the identified challenge. Funding for general support may be considered on a limited basis.

If you are interested in applying for funding, visit our application page to learn more.

Please note: Information about the grants the Tinker Foundation has made in the retired program areas of 1) U.S. Policy toward Latin America, and 2) Antarctica can be found in our awards database.