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What We Do Not Fund

VKRF does not fund:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Organizations without a 501(c)(3) certification (fiscal sponsors with certification can be used)
  • General operations of well-established NGO programs
  • Large membership organizations or networks
  • Large non-government organizations
  • Candidates for political office
  • US projects with a specific local, state, or regional focus (exception: Greenwood area, SC)
  • Non-US projects focused on single countries, regions, or specific continents
  • Conservation projects focused on a single species
  • Government organizations
  • Individual scholarships or other individual support
  • Book, magazine, or web-based publishing
  • Film, TV, radio, or video projects
  • Medical research
  • Health care
  • Established university research programs
  • Organizations whose job it is to re-grant funding received
  • Capital construction or endowment campaigns
  • Benefits or annual fund-raising campaigns