How it works
The Viking Global Foundation helps us fulfill our responsibility to support the communities in which we live and work.
Moreover, we aspire to educate Vikings and provide them with opportunities to chart their own paths as philanthropists.
— David Ott, Advisory Director
Early childhood education
To support our goal of advancing educational equity in our communities, the following nonprofit partner organizations are making
an important contribution toward early childhood education.
Fairfield County, CT
Family Centers offers quality health, education and human service programs that give individuals and families the tools needed to establish a strong educational foundation, overcome complex and critical problems, carry on healthy productive lives and achieve personal improvement.
Fund for Public Health in New York City
New York City
The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is an independent nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the NYC Health Department to pilot programs addressing pressing public health needs, secure public and private-sector support to enhance health and healthcare, and educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family, and community health.
Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program Inc
The mission of GBAPP is to serve the Greater Bridgeport community through education, collaboration, and intervention by empowering individuals to make informed decisions. They implement the MOMs partnership program, another VGF grantee partner.
The MOMS Partnership
The MOMS Partnership (MOMS), affiliated with Yale, aims to increase the social and economic mobility of families by reducing depressive symptoms among over-burdened, under-resourced mothers. This program brings mental health within reach of women caregivers by bringing the programs to their local communities.
New York City
Founded in 1886, University Settlement is the country's first established settlement house and currently provides a network of social service programs for families across Manhattan and Brooklyn. University's programs span early childhood, youth development, older adults, mental health, housing stability, advocacy, arts and literacy.
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Community grants help local nonprofit partners strengthen their operational capacity and support our communities in times of crisis.
Over the past decade, we have made grants to respond to two emergencies: Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic. We invested additional dollars to ensure organizations could continue providing critical services to those most impacted.
Over the past decade, we made grants to respond to two emergencies: Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic. We invested additional dollars to ensure organizations could continue providing critical services to those most impacted.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN MY ORGANIZATION SEND A PROPOSAL TO THE VIKING GLOBAL FOUNDATION?
At this time, proposals are by request only. The Viking Global Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications.
WHAT CRITERIA IS USED TO ASSESS POTENTIAL NONPROFIT PARTNERS?
We conduct a due diligence analysis to assess the organization’s leadership and governance, organizational effectiveness, outcomes and impacts, financial management, and openness to partner with us.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VIKING GLOBAL INVESTORS AND THE VIKING GLOBAL FOUNDATION?
Viking Global Investors funds the Viking Global Foundation. Viking employees are involved with all the Foundation programs, including volunteering, education, and grantmaking.