Grantee Profile

Oxfam America

Grants to Oxfam America

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — The grant will support Oxfam’s efforts to help establish and support a highly collaborative civil society advocacy platform in Kenya that works to advance human rights protections and environmental safeguards in the country’s oil sector.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Oxfam America will assist communities in the Lower Mekong that are threatened or affected by extractive resource projects. The grant will support policy engagement at national and regional levels that reinforces grassroots efforts. It will ensure that issues related to Free, Prior and Informed Consent, Equator Principles, and other standards are disseminated at all levels and debated in a range of public fora. Oxfam will conduct legal and regulatory framework reviews and monitoring the implementation of laws and standards on behalf of affected communities.

  • $300,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — This grant supports the EquiTABLE Food Initiative, a pilot project to field test standards for food safety, environmental sustainability and labor for U.S. produce. The multi-stakeholder effort involves leading food retailers, growers and farm workers, food safety and environmental organizations who have developed the standards and will test them on a limited number of markets as a first phase. Results of this pilot will inform scale up of the standards.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To support an advocacy workshop addressing oil governance in Uganda.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To develop a prototype for a voluntary certification system for fair agricultural labor practices.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To empower indigenous peoples and organizations in the Andean-Amazon in efforts to reduce vulnerability to climate extremes and protect their environments and livelihoods (over three years).

  • $180,256Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of a program to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods among indigenous groups in the Urubamba-Vilcabamba region of Peru (over three years).

  • $376,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To analyze successful advocacy strategies and disseminate the findings to other nongovernmental organizations (over two years).

  • $80,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)


    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To support a program on tribal women's rights with respect to their natural environments, in collaboration with the National Center for Advocacy Studies.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Oxfam America $2,086,256 between 1983 and 2015.

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