A Better World Fund® gives grants annually to 
deserving charities doing vital work throughout 
the world in the areas of Peace, Hunger, 
Health, Human Rights, Ecology, Education, 
and Economic Development.

A Better World Fund


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

Contributions to A Better World Fund are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Grants are given only to 501(c)(3) charities, on an unsolicited basis; grant applications are not accepted.

A Better World Fund pays no salaries, and its officers serve on a volunteer basis. It receives no fees or commissions from recipient organizations and has no formal affiliation with any organizations to which it gives grants. Annual operating expenses of A Better World Fund are minimal and are funded primarily by Board member contributions.

A Better World Fund is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and participates in the national Combined Federal Campaign as Agency #10739.




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

* 2014 grants

  • Plenty International *
  • One Acre Fund *
  • Cultural Survival *
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels
  • Global Greengrants
  • Meals on Wheels Association of America
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Oxfam America
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Pearl S. Buck International
  • Native American Rights Fund
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • EngenderHealth
  • The Hunger Project
  • Food First
  • Pro Mujer
  • charity: water *
  • 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
  • Heifer Project International
  • Solar Cookers International
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Teach for America
  • Food for the Hungry
  • ORBIS International
  • The Marshall Legacy Institute *
  • Earth Island Institute *
  • The Fund for Global Human Rights
  • Free the Children
  • International Book Project
  • The Arbor Day Foundation/ Rain Forest Rescue
  • International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • Trees for Life
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Trickle Up
  • Mercado Global
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Women for Women


  • Ronald Jacobs, President / NYC Department of Education, Ret.
  • Ann M. Randolph, CPA, Treasurer / McCann Worldgroup
  • Nancy Mercado, Vice President / Apple Bank
  • Matthew de la Fuente, Vice President / Aon Hewitt
  • Aniello Forcellati, Vice President / The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Allegra Parks, LCSW, MS. Ed , Vice President / Psychotherapist
  • Robert T. Perry, Vice President / University of North Carolina, Ret.
  • Alice Wang, Vice President / Spark Box Toys


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