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Grants and Awards

Ruth Robb Partnership Grants 
Each year, the Ruth Robb Foundation extends Ruth Robb Partnership grants in the fields of education, healthcare, and environmental protection to a select group of individuals and organizations whose work have had a significant and proven impact on some of Asia’s most pressing problems.  

Each Awardee receives an annual $1.5 million and a three-year support commitment to support their work and increase their impact. They also gain leverage through their long-term participation in a regional community of visionary leaders and innovators dedicated to solving the Asia’s most pressing problems. 

We select Awardees that focus on one or more of the following issues: Environmental Sustainability, Education, and Healthcare. 

General Grants
Each year, the Ruth Robb Foundation extends grants in the fields of education, healthcare, and environmental protection.  Grants range from $ 50,000 - $ 1 million per project, based on the financial needs of the grantee and the strength of how the project matches the core goals of the Ruth Robb Foundation.  Grants are typically awarded on an annual basis with grants re-awarded based on project results. 

Large Scale Project Funding 
On a case by case basis, the Ruth Robb Foundation funds large scale projects in the range of $ 10 million - $50 million.  Such funding typically is done in association with grants and funding from other organizations, NGO’s, government entities, and financial institutions.  In this regard, the Ruth Robb Foundation has worked extensively with the World Bank, IFC, and the Asia Development Bank on projects ranging from hydro-electric dams, solar and wind farms, public transportation, and waste water treatment plants. 

Award Winners 
Each year, the Ruth Robb Foundation issues awards to organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the fields of education, healthcare, and environmental protection.  While these awards may or may not include a monetary prize, awardees are recognized by their peers as being at the forefront in their fields in advancing education and healthcare in Asia as well as protecting its environment.

Education 
Teach For India  
Green Crescent Trust 
The Library Project 
Viet Blind Children Foundation
Child Hope Philippines
IDEAS Autism Centre
Yayasan Amal Mulia
Camillian Social Center Rayong
Room To Read
Families For Children

Healthcare
Teach For India  
Green Crescent Trust 
The Library Project 
Viet Blind Children Foundation
Child Hope Philippines
IDEAS Autism Centre
Yayasan Amal Mulia
Camillian Social Center Rayong
Room To Read
Families For Children

Environment
Indian Environmental Society
Thai Elephant Conservation 
Asia Environmental Daily
Education For Nature Vietnam
Earth Island Institute Philippines
Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society
Borneo Orangutan Survival
Sustainable Nepal
Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society
Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA)

Applying for Grants GRANTS & GRANTEES 
Established in 1970, the Ruth Robb Foundation supports three grant-making programs: Education, Healthcare, and the Environment.  All the before-mentioned programs and initiatives are headquartered in the Ruth Robb Foundation’s San Francisco office. 

In order to develop the foundation’s grant-making strategies, the foundation's program staff conducts extensive research to identify gaps or needs in the fields it supports. Typically, this research leads to the development of a grant "initiative," which supports a set of related grants that advance a specific goal or objective. Once an initiative is developed, grants are awarded in a variety of ways, including foundation-initiated invitations to apply and re-granting. 

Contact 
The Ruth Robb Foundation 
555 California Street 
San Francisco, CA 94104 
Email:   grants@ruthrobb.org