A Better World Fund gives grants annually to highly deserving charities working internationally and in the United States in the vital areas of Peace, Hunger, Health, Human Rights, Ecology, Education, and Economic Development.


A Better World Fund is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian, publicly supported endowment. Contributions to the endowment remain on permanent deposit.   Interest income is distributed, year after year, to worthwhile charities that are reviewed and evaluated for the quality of their programs, finances, management, fundraising, and governance.

Our Combined Federal Campaign listing is  # 10739.

Contributions to A Better World Fund are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Grants are given only on an unsolicited basis. Grant applications are not accepted.

A Better World Fund pays no salaries, and its officers serve on a volunteer basis. Annual operating expenses are minimal, funded primarily by Board member contributions.

A Better World Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity, founded in 1987.




A Partial List of Charities That Have Received Grants from A Better World Fund

* 2018 Grants / (...) Link to Video

Doctors Without Borders (,,,)*

     (Medecins Sans Frontieres Suisse)

Peace Development Fund (...)*

Sakhi for South Asian Women (...)*

Mercado Global *

Solar Cookers International (...)*

EarthRights International *

One Acre Fund (... )*

Fund for Global Human Rights

Earth Island Institute

Plenty International

Rocking the Boat

Playing for Change Foundation (...)


Cultural Survival

Rainforest Foundation

Meals on Wheels Association

     of America     

Food First

Oxfam America

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS


Native American Rights Fund

Pearl S. Buck International


Venture for America

Medic Mobile

Women for Women

Pro Mujer

Global Greengrants

The Dome Project           

Free the Children

International Book Project

The Arbor Day Foundation /

      Rain Forest Rescue

International Campaign to Ban


Trees for Life

International Rescue Committee

Trickle Up

Heifer Project International

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Hunger Project

ORBIS International

Rainforest Action Network

charity:  water  

She's the First

Action Against Hunger UK


Direct Relief


Teaching Matters


Amigos de las Americas

The Marshall Legacy Institute 

Big Brothers Big Sisters  

     of New York City 

Ploughshares Fund

Women’s Education Project

Physicians for Human Rights

Refugees International

Freedom from Hunger

Remote Area Medical

Seeds of Peace

Global Fund for Women

SEVA Foundation

Helen Keller International

Union of Concerned Scientists


Teach for America

Food for the Hungry

Human Rights Watch

Bat Conservation International



Our Board of Directors

President, Ronald Jacobs
NYC Department of Education, Ret.

Treasurer, Ann M. Randolph, CPA
McCann Worldgroup

Secretary, Nancy Mercado
Apple Bank

Vice President, Aniello Forcellati
Amherst Pierpont Securities

Vice President, Allegra Parks, LCSW, MS. Ed

Vice President, Robert T. Perry
University of North Carolina, Ret.

Vice President, Alpa Rajai



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