The Tiet Foundation supports organizations that maximize impact and create change. Our grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices.

Application deadline: 2015 March 31

Maximum Grant Size:




The grant will be split into two (2) installments, with a maximum of $2,500 each. The two (2) installments will be released based on an agreed timeline with the grantee and the Tiet Foundation. We ask that grantees take this into account in their program planning and provide in the grant application a tentative timeline of when they would need the installments. An evaluation of mutually agreed goals and outcomes will be conducted midway during the program’s timeline, in which the Tiet Foundation will determine whether it is merited to release the second installment to the grantee.



(1) Applicants may be US-based or non-US-based organizations.

(2) Applicants must submit a duly completed grant application.

(3) Click here for more information on what we fund.


Note: We define “US-based” as your headquarters/head office being physically located in the United States of America.

Have Questions? Email us at inquiry@tietfoundation.org




We support organizations worldwide in addressing issues in human rights that address challenges in a high-impact and low-cost way.

Areas of human rights we fund include, but not limited to:

Social/economic inequalities Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

We fund organizations that are either direct service providers or work in the field of advocacy.

Funds may be used for general organization support or for a project.

We support any public charity—U.S. based or non-U.S. based (you do not have to be classified under the 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code if you are a U.S. based organization).  However, if you are not a 501(c)(3) organization, we may request additional documentation after submission of your grant application (do not submit any documentation until requested by us).  We define US-based as your headquarters/head office being physically located in the United States of America.

The activities we support through our grants must be charitable, educational, or scientific as defined under the appropriate provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.  The activities must not violate the U.S. tax code or anti-terrorism laws.  We take every possible measure to fulfill our responsibilities as a U.S. tax-exempt charitable organization.

We do not fund:

  • Research
  • Individuals
  • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying
  • Activities that exclusively serve religious purposes
  • For-profit organizations
  • Scholarships/endowments
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