Zennström Philanthropies

Zennström Philanthropies was founded in 2007 by Niklas and Catherine Zennström. Its mission is to support and engage with organisations that fight for human rights, work to stop climate change and encourage social entrepreneurship in order to protect the natural environment and allow those who live in it to realize their full potential.

The organisation believes that the issues we focus on require a collaborative approach. One in which NGOs, funders, governments and individuals work together to achieve action and change. In forming partnerships and making investments, Zennström Philanthropies seeks organisations with strong leadership and that have the ability to scale their work and sustain their impact over the long-term period.

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Zennström Philanthropies  believes that their energy and resources are best employed by working long-term, in strategic partnership with organisations that match our areas of focus and our way of working. Their goal is to build relationships based on a firm understanding of and passion for each organisation’s mission, initiatives, accomplishments and future plans. To that end they search out groups which provide thought leadership, capacity building and coalition building around human rights, climate change and social enterprise. By taking a proactive approach to identifying complementary organisations the organisation can create a grant portfolio that is more than the sum of its parts and can leverage synergies, networks and resources more efficiently.

The Foundation states that “While we are always interested in learning more about the groups working in our areas of focus we are unable to accept unsolicited grant applications.”

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  1. Hello,

    NGO: Amis des étrangers au Togo: ADET would like you to help he’s personnel to work with United Nations.
    ADET is created in 1996 in Togo. We work for social development and sustainable development. Our field of activities is disable persons, older persons, migrants, indigenous peoples, youth, vulnerable women and children, poverty, agriculture, biodiversity, biotechnology, climate change, energy, tourism, health, education, technical cooperation, rural development, transport, peace, major groups. Our area of expertise is Togo, Africa and all world countries.

    We just have the special consultative status with ECOSOC in 2013, so we (36 persons) have to assist to the United Nations meetings

    We need your Aid to stand up for the sustainable world we want for post 2015 agenda.
    Thank you.

    Yours Sincerely

    The President of NGO: ADET

    Avenue Jean Paul II
    BP: 20123 Lomé- Togo

  2. Avatar Ashish K Bardhan says

    Re: Request for joint venture for FOOD SECURITY (through a special Agri-Technology) for the Tribal and backward communities, who are in vulnerable situations.
    Dear Donor,
    We take the opportunity to introduce ourselves as an NGO, whose aim is to fight against hunger and injustice. Since 2002, we are trying to work with the poor and marginalized tribal people of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa of eastern part of India. We are working with local communities to address collectively the people’s movements, hunger, inequity and injustice.
    We are reaching out with the target groups, through SHGs (Self-Help Groups) of which, mostly are poor and marginalized, belong to tribal communities, supporting them in their struggle to access their rights to food, shelter, work, education, healthcare and human security and helping them have their voice in the development decisions affecting their lives and livelihood.
    The people we work with include the dalit and tribal people, other sections of the rural poor, women, children, and minorities. Within these groups, our focus is on people in vulnerable situations such as people living with chronic hunger, ill health, migrant and bonded workers, children out of education, homeless people, trafficked persons, persons with disability, displaced people and refugees, and people affected by natural and human-made disasters.
    As we are working with the Tribal and other backward communities at the Purulia, Balasore and East Singhbhum districts, under the State of West Bengal, Orissa & Jharkhand respectively, that are why, we would like to propose the FOOD SECURITY program for the entire communities of target areas who are in vulnerable situation.

    We look forward to hear from your end.

    Thank you,

    Ashish K Bardhan
    Member Secretary, SPREAD/India