Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

Increasing an organization's sustainability and effectiveness through strategic and long-term planning, organizational assessment and development, business planning, the use of outside consultants and other methods to meet the capacity needs articulated by the grantee.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$30,611,220 (9%)
446 Grants (14%)

Caribbean

$6,238,297 (2%)
62 Grants (2%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$43,052,241 (13%)
488 Grants (16%)

Global Programs

$28,562,390 (9%)
98 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$27,801,497 (9%)
395 Grants (13%)

Middle East & North Africa

$12,940,368 (4%)
130 Grants (4%)

North America

$111,061,055 (34%)
748 Grants (24%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$45,574,963 (14%)
617 Grants (20%)

Western Europe

$34,333,514 (11%)
185 Grants (6%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Freedom from Violence

$46,749,018 (14%)
540 Grants (18%)

Civic and Political Participation

$42,102,211 (13%)
345 Grants (11%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$37,232,405 (11%)
324 Grants (11%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$78,080,673 (24%)
1,092 Grants (35%)

Children & Youth

$74,900,333 (23%)
768 Grants (25%)

Migrants & Refugees

$31,981,512 (10%)
224 Grants (7%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Sample Grants

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported Baoba Fund for Racial Equity in Brazil to propel the Fund to self-sustainability by consolidating its institutional planning and increasing staff performance and achievements.
  • Mongolian Women's Fund supported Compass Center NGO in Mongolia to develop the capacity of the Coalition against Sexual Harassment in Work Place to advance policy reform through training and meetings.