Eligibility for Institutional Grants


To be considered for a Tinker Institutional Grant, a request must be submitted by an organization with 501(c)(3) charitable status or its equivalent, if the organization is based outside the United States.  

The project/program for which funding is sought must be geographically focused on Latin America. The project must fall under one of follwing program areas: Education, Democratic Governance or Sustainable Resource Management.

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.

The elgibilty criteria questions, to be answered when beginning your inquiry, will determine if your inquiry will proceed in the consideration process in order to complete the request.

Note: If your organization has an open grant, the Foundation will not consider a new funding request from an organization until the funded project has been completed and the final reports have been received and approved.