About Us

Global Development Initiative Grant (GDIG) was one of the earliest initiatives to launch in 2012 as part of the Disaster Management Agenda, and was established as the official benefits website of the Grant Makers, and supported by International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

GDIG has different programs through which it offers grants to individuals needing assistance and affordable business financing. The estimated annual expenditure for programs administered at both the Local and international levels is in excess of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000).

GDIG is the only foundation that channels charitable contributions exclusively to organizations working to promote international grantmaking. GDIG is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and assisted by a team of friends. It pools contributions of hundreds of donors each year to provide grant money for initiatives and organizations.

GDIG offer grants to NGOs without taking into consideration their commercial interests. In general, GDIG provide financial support to organizations in most parts of the world, including poor and developing countries. We have established exclusive foundations to support projects and programs for reducing poverty and improving the living conditions of the poor around the world.

As a Foundation, we raise funds from the broad community through events and fund-raising campaigns. Contributors may designate their tax-deductible gifts to the Grants Program or to the Endowment. In 2015 the Foundation established an endowment to expand its financial base and to ensure a prosperous future.

Our Grants

At GDIG, our grants support medium- and long-term recovery efforts in communities affected by a variety of disasters including pandemic, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and man-made disasters. With a focus on vulnerable and at-risk populations, GDIG prioritizes investments in community-based organizations to support a range of programs critical for individuals and communities to recover. 

As of Dec. 2019, we have awarded grants to the following organizations:
  • 4B Disaster Response Network
  • Abode Services
  • ACT Alliance
  • Airline, Inc.
  • All Hands and Hearts
  • Americares Foundation, Inc.
  • ASPIRA Inc of Puerto Rico
  • Attack Poverty
  • Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Baytown Area and Chambers County Recovery
  • Build Change
  • BuildAid Houston
  • Butte County Office of Education’s Response and Recovery Project
  • Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Giving Back

GDIG is the only Grant-maker to funding a spectrum of international issues. Most mainstream funders do not support international projects. GDIG has a competitive grant process in the Spring and Fall of each year. Grants typically range from $3000 to $300,000. We accept applications that address a range of issues impacting communities across the globe, including Arts and Culture, Community Development, Health Care, Public Education, Social Change and Social Services. Grant applications and brochures are available upon request.

GDIG Foundation began, we have awarded over $35,000 000 to approximately 2000 projects of non-profits and individuals with fiscal agents. A wide range of established and fledgling organizations have received funds over the years.