We are launching our 2020 grantmaking cycle with a request for Letters of Interest (LOIs).

  • Letters of Intent (LOIs) Due: October 16, 2019 by 5:00pm
  • Invitation for Full Proposals: October 23, 2019
  • Full Proposals Due: November 22, 2019 by 5:00pm
  • Notification of Awards: January 2020
See the full request for LOIs to learn about program eligibility, the selection process and timeline, grant types and award amounts.

The International Collaboration Fund (ICF) is a grant program that is transforming how global development work is done. We fund innovative partnerships within our community, leveraging the power of collaboration for greatest impact.

The program funds collaborations that involve at least one Posner Center Tenant or Member and at least one other organization. Funded projects strengthen evidence-based best practice in global development, deepen our understanding of collaborative processes, strengthen programs and organizations, and create change in communities worldwide. The learning and value from projects can be applied by other organizations in our community or across our sector.

Our Impact

  • 32 projects
  • $325,000 granted
  • 61 Tenant, Member and partner organizations participated
  • 18 countries

Read about our current and past ICF projects and their impact here.

Eligibility Guidelines and How to Apply for a Grant

To be eligible for the ICF, organizations must be a current Tenant or Member of the Posner Center and have developed a partnership with at least one other Tenant or Member organization. The lead organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization.

The request for letters of interest is sent out to all Tenants and Members annually in September. Select partnerships are then invited to send a full proposal for consideration.

Our Champions

Our grantmaking is made possible by our generous champions, including Arrow Electronics, Beyond Our Borders, CoBank, Green Fund, Harvey Family Foundation, JHJ Posner Family Fund, and PB and K Family Foundation.

Want to Support Collaboration for Impact?

The Posner Center is working to radically grow the International Collaboration Fund for increased impact around the globe. We’re looking for new individual, foundation, and corporate partners to join us in our work to create measurable impact.

Go here to learn more about how you can effect change.