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

U.S. Policy and Antarctica: New Proposals Not Accepted


The Tinker Foundation is no longer accepting new proposals for projects on U.S. Policy toward Latin America or those for work in Antarctica.  We will continue to fund the TinkerMuse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica.  For more information about the TinkerMuse Prize, including details about the nomination process, visit the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research.  

Proposal Deadlines


Institutional Grants
March 1 & September 15



Field Research Grants
October 1