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A Better World Fund

provides help in these important areas....        

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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.



How we help...

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(3)(c) 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 commission from recipient organizations and has no formal affiliation with any organizations to which it give 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.


Current and past grants from A Better World Fund


*2014 grants

Plenty International*                     charity: water*                                 The Marshall Legacy Institute*

One Acre Fund*                              Big Brothers Big Sisters                    Earth Island Institute*

                                                              of New York City*

Cultural Survival*                          Ploughshares Fund                            The Fund for Global

                                                                                                                             Human Rights

Citymeals-on-Wheels                     Women's Education Project              Free the Children

Global Greengrants                        Physicians for Human Rights            International Book Project

Meals on Wheels Association        Refugees International                      The Arbor Day Foundation/

     of America                                                                                                       Rainforest Rescue

Doctors Without Borders                Freedom from Hunger                      International Campaign to Ban


Oxfam America                               Remote Area Medical                       Trees for Life

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS       Seeds of Peace                                 International Rescue Committee


Pearl S. Buck International                Global Fund for Women                   Trickle Up

Native American Rights Fund            Seva Foundation                               Food for the Hungry

Rainforest Action Network                 Helen Keller International                Union of Concerned Scientists

EngenderHealth                                 Heifer Project International              Natural Resources Defense


FINCA                                                 Solar Cookers International             Women for Women

The Hunger Project                             Human Rights Watch                      Mercado Global 

Food First                                             Teach for America                          Pro Mujer

                                                             ORBIS International    



Board of Directors of A Better World Fund

President, Ronald Jacobs

     NYC Department of Education, Ret.

Treasurer, Ann M. Randolph, CPA

     McCann Worldgroup

Secretary, Nancy Mercado

      Apple Bank

Vice President, Matthew de la Fuente

     Aon Hewitt

Vice President, Aniello Forcellati

     The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Vice President, Allegra Parks, LCSW, MS. Ed


Vice President, Robert T. Perry

     University of North Carolina, Ret.

Vice President, Alice Wang

     Spark Box Toys





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A Better World Fund, 119 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023     Tel:  212-501-1900