Donor: JTI Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 100.000$
Total available budget: 3.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 600.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • 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, Taiwan, 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 JTI Foundation (Stiftung JT International) is a charitable organisation registered under Swiss law and financially endowed by JT International SA. The Foundation’s aim is to help less privileged people and victims of natural or man-made disasters improve their quality of life. They help less privileged people and victims of natural or man-made disasters improve their quality of life and achieve this by supporting organisations that implement programs they believe are relevant and appropriate. They support Disaster Relief initiatives, but their main focus is on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as they consider that a critical element of every sustainable development program.

They do not support programs programs that are not aligned with their mission or commercial entities, unless the proposed program demonstrably relates to social enterprise as well as unregistered organisations or individuals. They have funded water and sanitation activities, psychosocial support, shelter and reconstruction works, seed planting or community centre construction.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations with sector experience in disaster relief operations.

3) Location

They do not have any pre-defined focus countries but have funded projects so far in Africa, America, Asia and Eastern Europe (i.e., Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand).

4) Budget

Funding is granted for the whole project period (usually two to three years) and ranges between CHF100,000 to CHF600,000 per year (roughly equals $). Approximately 20 projects are currently implemented. The total annual budget is around CHF3,000,000.

5) Application

Applicants are asked to fill in the online form on the JTI Foundation website. This can be done anytime throughout the year. They aim to respond to all correspondence within 21 days.

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