Grants & Grantees

COVID-19 Small Grants

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Foundation launched a special round of small grants that specifically help alleviate the damaging effects of the pandemic in Venezuela in the midst of a deteriorating public health system.

Through an open call on the SBF website, organizations presented projects that could be implemented quickly based on defined criteria, including impact, project plan and cost-effectiveness. All projects were evaluated through a competitive review process administered by an experienced advisory committee. From a pool of 38 applicants, 15 projects were selected and will receive a total of $475,343 in donations to make each project a reality.

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Ven Da Tu Mano (Fiscal Sponsor: I Love Venezuela Foundation Inc.)

Donating 2,000 medical kits with PPE, antiseptic alcohol and paracetamol to doctors and health personnel, and 2,175 kits for patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus in 11 hospitals in Venezuela. Also, producing face shields in Venezuela that will benefit more than 4,000 people in 11 hospitals.

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American Venezuelan Engagement Foundation Inc.

Providing approximately 15,000 nutritious and fortified meals per month, feeding more than 700 beneficiaries.

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American Initiatives for Social Development Foundation

Preventing and detecting COVID-19 patients in a high-risk community of more than 350 people in a rural area within Zulia state.

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Final awards for the grantees are contingent on full due diligence and execution of the grant agreement. Some of the pre-approved organizations are:

  • Chamos in Aid of the Children of Venezuela
    (Fiscal Sponsor: Friends of the Children of Venezuela)
  • Friends of the Children of Venezuela
  • Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Ascardio (Fiscal Sponsor: A Better America Foundation)
  • Convite (Fiscal Sponsor: Accion for Solidarity)
  • Big Little JC Organization
  • Code for Venezuela (Fiscal Sponsor: Universidad Simón Bolívar Alumni Association of America Inc.)
  • Programa de Atención al Adulto Mayor (Fiscal Sponsor: Saludos Connection)
  • Primeros Auxilios Ulandinos (Fiscal Sponsor: Accion for Solidarity)