International Initiative Grant

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Micronesia; Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Program Goal

The goal of the International Initiative is to help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty and other hardships in under-developed countries.

Programs in the following areas that aid women and children are of special interest:

  • Education: Programs that address the needs of at-risk youth.   
  • Environment, Conservation and Preservation: Forestry projects and projects that preserve and protect the environment by using scarce resources wisely.    
  • Health: Programs addressing mental health (including, chemical dependency) and family planning.    
  • Economic Development: Programs that support micro-lending, providing a source of capital to create better lives.


The Foundation gives priority to programs that help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty, and other hardships. We believe our focus on women and girls can enhance their natural desire to prosper and stimulate their entrepreneurship. An African proverb states, "If you educate a boy, you educate an individual. If you educate a girl, you educate a community." We also note that micro-lending programs appear to work best for women, because 90% of what an educated woman earns she reinvests in her family. We emphasize investing in women and girls for these reasons.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization who are directly involved in international programs.
  • Programs must be new to your organization and within its first year of development to be eligible for funding. 


  • The Foundation has a particular interest in measurable outcomes.
  • The Foundation gives priority to programs that help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty, and other hardships. 


  • The Foundation will not fund U.S. organizations that do not have a significant oversight of operations abroad.
  • The Foundation will not consider proposals in the following areas:
    • Ongoing projects or general operating support for an organization.    
    • Projects whose purpose is to create specific media, film, photography, or books.    
    • Capital projects, including land acquisition or the construction of buildings.    
    • Grants or scholarships to individuals.    
    • Projects that attempt to change behavior by education of the general public.    
    • Camps or cultural exchange programs.    
    • Lobbying prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code.    
    • Conferences.
    • Endowments.    
    • Start-up costs for new organizations.    
    • Research projects.