Welcome to Menahra Donors Database

In accordance with its mission to support and provide capacity building to civil society, the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association “MENAHRA” has created a database that is available to any organization searching for funding for Harm Reduction services in the MENA region.  Read more




The Calamus Fundation

The Calamus Foundation has made significant contributions to qualifying charitable organizations since its founding in 1994. The Calamus Foundation makes grants to qualifying charitable organizations for programs and activities in the following areas: Care and support services to individuals with HIV: and Services to the gay and lesbian community that promote and support its formation, growth, identity, general wellbeing and social and legal rights. The Calamus Foundation provides grants for new and ongoing programs and projects, general operational and administrative support, capital and building campaigns, and other unique and creative projects that will effect the advancement of The Calamus Foundation’s grantmaking policies.

Listing Details

Street Address
1325Sixth Avenue, New York, USA, NY 10019
Granted Country
Donor Organization type
Harm Reduction Activities
Contact Person
Brian O'Donnell  
Criteria of Submission

The Calamus Foundation will only make grants to non-profit, charitable organizations that qualify for federal tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  There are no geographical limits for grant applicants, but if a grant is requested for international programs, the applicant must be a domestic United States entity tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Calamus Foundation makes annual grants and multiyear grants depending upon the size, nature and duration of the program involved.  Multiyear grants may also be disbursed in a lump sum or through periodic payments based on the satisfaction of prearranged benchmarks.   The Calamus Foundation does not limit the number of consecutive years that a grantseeker may request or receive an award.

A potential grantseeker that believes its current or proposed programs or activities are consistent with the purposes of The Calamus Foundation should submit information by completing the online, introductory information form found under INTRODUCE YOUR ORGANIZATION.

After review of the organization introduction by the Board, the executive director may contact your organization to ask for additional information and a formal grant application.  The Board will subsequently review a proposal and decide whether to make a grant in support of a proposal. There are no deadlines for submitting concept papers and The Calamus Foundation reviews proposals on an ongoing basis.  

The entire process from concept application to the award of a grant could take as long as six months, although The Calamus Foundation encourages the prompt and full submission of a proposal in order to facilitate a short review period.  In some cases The Calamus Foundation may also request that the grantseeker appear for an interview or that a site visit be arranged to the facilities of the grantseeker.