Donor: CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 20.000$
Total available budget: 3.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 150.000$
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Animal Welfare
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1)  Objective

The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy (CSF/WML) aims to promote progressive social change and has three programmatic areas for grant-making. These are (1) rights and governance (incl. support for initiatives to improve the social, environmental, and governance aspects of international trade agreements); (2) emerging technologies (addressing the potential risks of nanotechnology, synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and related technologies); (3) food sovereignty (incl. support of grassroots activities in seed saving, soil building, protection of pollinating insects and animals, and traditional agriculture); and (4) just transitions. Grants are for activities in the USA and internationally, including for issues important in developing countries.

2) Eligibility

Applicant organisations must be classified as a 501(c)(3) by the US Internal Revenue Service. Foreign applicants should note that CSF and WML make a very limited number of direct grants abroad (i.e., without fiscal sponsorship by a US-based organization). The foundations do not provide support to individuals, endowments, or direct lobbying activities.

3) Location

Outside the United States the Foundation has no defined focus countries and provides grants for projects worldwide.

4) Budget

Most grants range from $20,000 to $150,000. Their total annual grant budget is around $3,000,000.

5) Application

Applicants may submit Letters of Inquiry (LoI) that match the interests of the Foundation throughout the year. The LoI should provide information about the applicant’s mission and organisation, planned project activities, a line-item budget, and a list of secured and pending funding for the project in question. The Foundation then invites full proposals from selected applicants.

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