Grant Guidelines

Swift Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

New grantees may apply for one-year grants for program support. Most first-time grants are between $15,000 and $35,000; with exceptions for a first-time grant for a particularly promising, innovative or start-up program, project or organization. Swift funds both one-time program grants as well as long-term partnerships.

Swift Foundation strives to build trust through long-term partnerships and alliances with organizations. After a one-year grant Swift may consider a multi-year grant and occasionally a general support grant.

Swift Foundation focuses its work on communities outside of the United States where less funding is available. Over the next five years (2012-2016), Swift has identified two areas of geographic focus for funding attention:

  • Andes and Amazon Regions of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; and,
  • Northwest British Columbia, Canada.

Additional focus areas may be identified based on our program strategy.

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