Online Guidelines to Submit a Grant Request


logoGiving Together is the IMF’s philanthropic program supported by employees, retirees, and the IMF’s corporate giving. The program encompasses: (i) staff Giving (previously Helping Hands); (ii) disaster relief appeals; (iii) management donations; (iv) grants to local and international charities; and (v) staff volunteering activities.

Guidelines for Requesting Grants from IMF's Giving Together Program


The IMF Grant Review Committee supports charities in the Washington DC metro area and in IMF member countries abroad through annual monetary grants, which focus primarily on fostering economic independence through education and economic development.


The IMF grant application portal is currently closed. IMF Giving Together will announce plans for the 2021 grant cycle in early December 2020.

Grant Decisions

The Grant Review Committee meets during February-March and final decisions are communicated to applicants in May the following year. The average grant is US $10,000.


In addition to nonprofit organizations registered under section 501(c)3 under the US Internal Revenue Code, other non-profit organizations will also be considered as potential grant recipients provided they can demonstrate non-profit status in the country where they are headquartered.

All applications will be fully vetted by the grant review committee. Applicants must have established records of effective performance and sound financial management (as reflected, for example, in recent audited financial statements).

Applicants must also agree to report to the IMF on their use of grants received from the IMF.


Multiyear commitments cannot be made but organizations may reapply annually for grants. However, charities who received grants for three consecutive years will not be able to apply for the next two consecutive years.

Grants will not be given to:

  • Veterans’ associations, fraternities, sororities, and social clubs.
  • Political, lobbying, or labor organizations.
  • Private individuals, or for fundraising events.

Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for grants provided that their services are open to all, without any religious qualification or conditions.

How to apply

All requests can be submitted electronically to


If you have questions,please send them by e-mail to the IMF Giving Together Program at