Fundraising from US Foundations

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Are you a fundraiser who is looking for ways to diversify funding sources? Do you want to tap into US foundations that you have not taken advantage of until now?

Then this course is just right for you!

Learn how to raise funds from US Foundations!

The USA is the most philanthropic country in the world and can be one of the most rewarding markets for fundraising. The nearly 150,000 foundations in the United States gifts went up 15.6 percent, increasing from $76.61 billion in 2019 to $88.55 billion in 2020. About 25% of this amount is allocated for international causes, of which almost half finds its way to NGOs in other countries.

Despite the recent economic difficulties due to the global pandemic and the heavy competition for US foundation dollars, there are significant opportunities for well-prepared NGOs to raise significant money with the right approach, amount of resources, and investment of time.

In this online certificate course, you will learn:

  • The US Funding Landscape
  • Why would US Foundations give to NGOs outside the US?
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Finding Funders
  • What ways should you research prospective US Foundations?
  • Strategy for Successful Application
  • Letter of Inquiry-Tips and Tricks
  • Proposal – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Budget – Do’s & Don’ts
  • What should you do first if rejected?
  • What should you do first if accepted?

In this course, you will get all the information you need to start researching US foundations and network with them. In an hour-long webinar, our instructor Erik Detiger will share his best tips from more than 20 years of experience with you. Furthermore, you will get:

  • US Foundation Centers and Databases
  • Template for your donor research
  • A copy of the e-book “The NGO Guide to Proposal Writing”


Your Instructor


Erik Detiger
Erik Detiger

Hello! My name is Erik Detiger and I am a professional with over two decades of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. As a highly successful international project manager and fundraising professional, I have raised over US$200 million for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. I am the founder of Philantropia - an independent consultancy based in New York specialized in international fundraising and philanthropy and am excited to share my knowledge with you on this platform.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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