Donor: Schmitz Foundations
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Germany
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 2.500.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Food Security
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. America

      Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru

  2. Asia

      Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam


1) Objective

The projects supported by the Schmitz Foundations are directed to people who live in poverty and are regarded as particularly disadvantaged by the local population. In their work the Schmitz Foundations focus their support mainly on the following three major sectors of development work:

  • (1) basic education and training (principally in manual trades and job training)
  • (2) securing basic living standards promoting small-scale commercial activity (i.e. micro-credits schemes, including agriculture and food security)
  • (3) social and charitable projects (i.e. work with the handicapped, care for the elderly, rehabilitation of street children or support for disadvantaged minorities)

They give priority to target groups who have already taken the initiative before the project starts and who show through their own efforts and input their genuine commitment to ‚their‘ project. The proposed project should involve the local population in its planning and implementation and have a clearly defined goal which reflects the true needs of those it is to help.

2) Eligibility

The Schmitz Foundations funds NGOs that support small-scale projects, which are planned and developed locally and bring direct benefits to the local population.

3) Location

Their focus regions are South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru) and Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Vietnam).

4) Budget

Funding depends on the need of the project and type of organisation. Their annual grant budget is around $2,500,000. They do not provide finance to meet the costs of travel to developing countries, for study purposes, work experience, disaster aid , or direct medical assistance.

5)  Application

The application process is conducted electronically by completing the application forms provided. There are no deadlines. If they see a possibility to provide support, they will then ask the grantee to submit a detailed project proposal using their detailed application template.

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