WestWind Foundation is dedicated to fighting climate change and promoting the health of human communities through its grant making programs. WestWind is a private, philanthropic foundation that provides grants to environmental nonprofit organizations that work both domestically and internationally. The foundation also supports nonprofits that promote reproductive health and rights globally, with a particular emphasis on the Latin American and Caribbean region.

The Foundation is also committed to ensuring better access to sex education. With our partners Advocates for Youth, Answer and Youth Tech Health, we are launching an online sex education resource for young adolescents called AMAZE. This video playlist, produced by young animators, is engaging, age appropriate, and fun. In addition to producing honest and engaging animated videos for very young adolescents (ages 10-­14), we also envision AMAZE as a resource for parents and educators to build their comfort, knowledge and skill to more effectively engage young adolescents on topics like puberty, body image, healthy relationships and sexual health. Visit www.amaze.org for more information.

Program Announcements

Letter of Inquiry process on hold for 2017
The WestWind Foundation has put on hold its Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process for new organizations in it’s 2017 grant cycle in both the Reproductive Health and Rights program and the Environment program. Grant proposals will be by invitation only. Non-profit organizations interested in submitting an LOI for review in 2018 should check this site in early 2018 for updates on the LOI submission process.

2015 Reproductive Health and Rights Program Grants Announced
The Reproductive Health and Rights Program has awarded $1.6 million in grants in 2015 to organizations working to advance reproductive health and rights both domestically and internationally. Sixty percent of RHRP funds were distributed to NGOs working internationally, while forty percent of the program budget was used to support NGOs working in the United States to protect and advance reproductive health and rights. Please see Recent Grants for a complete list.

2015 Environment Program Grants Announced
The WestWind Foundation awarded more than $1.8 million in Environment Program grants in 2015. Most of the funding targeted two thematic areas – advocacy to curtail the development and use of dirty fuels and efforts to combat climate change in the Southeast United States. For a complete list of WestWind’s grants in this program, please see Recent Grants.

Last updated September 10th, 2016.