The mission of the Tinker Foundation

is to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable

and productive society in Latin America

and to enhance understanding in the U.S. of Latin America

and how U.S. policies may impact the region.

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

Inter-American Dialogue named "U.S. Think Tank of the Year" by Prospect Magazine

September 15 Deadline: New Institutional Proposals Not Accepted


Because we have committed our funds for 2015, the Tinker Foundation will not be accepting new proposals for its September 15 Institutional Grants proposal deadline. This measure is in effect only for this deadline and will not be an ongoing foundation policy. We encourage grant seekers to continue to share letters of inquiry with our program staff with the intent of developing proposals for our March 1, 2016 deadline.

Proposal Deadlines


Institutional Grants
March 1 & September 15



Field Research Grants
October 1