Eligibility for Institutional Grants

To be considered for a Tinker Institutional Grant, a proposal must be submitted by an organizational entity with 501(c)3 charitable status or its equivalent, if the organization is based outside the United States.  Not-for-profit organizations based outside the U.S. are eligible for funding as long as they meet certain guidelines for charitable status. The project/program for which funding is sought must be geographically focused on Latin America.

The Foundation will not consider requests for:

  1. annual fund-raising appeals for organizations such as the United Way;
  2. support for building construction or major equipment purchases;
  3. individual research;
  4. funding of health or medical issues;
  5. production costs for film, television and radio projects;
  6. arts and humanities projects including art museum collections and exhibits; or
  7. endowments.

Note: The Foundation will not consider new funding requests from an organization until previously funded projects have been completed and the final reports have been received and approved.