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. 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

  • 34 projects
  • $365,000 granted
  • 69 Tenant, Member and partner organizations participated
  • 19 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, collaborations must involve significant partnership between at least on Posner Center Tenant or Member and at least one other organization.  The lead applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization and a current Tenant or Member of the Posner Center. Additional collaborators do not have to be Posner Center Tenants or Members or 501(c)(3) organizations, though participation by additional Tenants and Members is encouraged where appropriate.

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

Our Champions

Our grant-making 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.