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 non-profit organizations that work both domestically and internationally. The foundation also supports non-profits 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 launched an online sex education resource for young adolescents called AMAZE. This video playlist 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 2020
The WestWind Foundation has put on hold its Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process for new organizations in its 2020 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 2021 should check this site in early 2021 for updates on the LOI submission process.

2019 Reproductive Health and Rights Program Grants Announced
The Reproductive Health and Rights Program awarded $2.6 million in grants in 2019 to organizations working to advance reproductive health and rights both domestically and internationally.  Fifty percent of RHRP funds were distributed to NGOs working internationally, while fifty 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.

2019 Environment Program Grants Announced
The WestWind Foundation awarded more than $1.6 million in Environment Program grants in 2019. Most of the funding supports efforts to combat climate change in the Southeast United States, including in Virginia. For a complete list of WestWind’s grants in this program, please see Recent Grants.

Last updated December 5th, 2019.