Donor: Henry Luce Foundation
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 5.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 30.000$
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Other
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Religion & Faith
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. 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

  2. Asia

      Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam


1) Objective

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc. The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities. It has various grant programs which are mostly directed to grants in the US.

Those interesting for international development are the following grant programs: (1) Asia – fosters cultural and intellectual exchange between the United States and the countries of East and Southeast Asia; (2) Religion in international affairs – aims to enhance public understanding of and discussion about religion in the international sphere; and (3) Special Projects – including all kinds of grants outside their programmatic guidelines.

2) Eligibility

Typically, grants are made to U.S. not-for-profit organizations or their international equivalents.

3) Location

Outside the United States the Foundation mainly funds in Asia but at times also worldwide.

4) Budget

An average of 200 new grants are provided every year. Individual grant sizes range on average from $5,000 to $400,000. As a general rule, the Foundation prefers to fund only direct project costs.

5) Application

Typically, grants are made to U.S. not-for-profit organisations or their international equivalents. Concept notes may be sent at any time throughout the year via their online portal. Following review by Foundation program staff, selected applicants will be invited to submit detailed proposals through the online portal. Recommended proposals are presented to the Foundation’s board of directors for consideration three times each year—in March, June, and November. The inquiry review and proposal development process generally take 3 to 4 months, and can take longer, so institutions should plan accordingly.

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