Global Poverty and Covid Response

Please note the following includes all grants of £5,000 or more made since 2012-13 when the Trust was re-named the Frederick Mulder Foundation. Prior to this, it operated on a smaller scale and was known as The Prairie Trust. The Prairie Trust was established in 1986. Grant amounts, including those for current grantees, are shown in our annual accounts and can be downloaded here.   This page is currently being updated.


Academics Stand Against Poverty

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is an international community of academics confronting the rules and practices that perpetuate global poverty. Using an evidence based approach, ASAP provides alternatives to conventional analysis by media and government organisations, proposals for reforming rules and policies and public education enabling citizens to engage with crucial issues. FMF supports the management of ASAP’s international network of country chapters.

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Against Malaria Foundation

We protect people from malaria.  We fund nets and ensure they are distributed and used.  We show you where the nets go.  We monitor and report their use and impact.

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Give Directly

GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest households.  We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice.  We send money directly to people living in poverty.  We believe we can end poverty in our lifetime.  Direct giving is an efficient, proven, and empowering way to help.

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Incentives for Global Health

Incentives for Global Health is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing market-based solutions to global health challenges. FMF supports its Health Impact Fund initiative – a proposal for a new institution which would reward new pharmaceuticals based on actual health impact and enable the widest access to medicines registered with HIF. Currently, only 10% of global healthcare resources are spent on developing countries where 90% of preventable diseases happen.

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Sanctuary Supported Living

SSL run a Women’s Refuge in Plymouth for 11 families (and up to 35 children) supporting victims of Domestic Abuse who have had to flee their homes in order to keep themselves safe.

Since the first Covid related lockdown earlier this year all programmes and courses that were previously delivered outside of the Refuge have been stopped. The majority of which have now been replaced with virtual sessions which are run through platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.  Support from FMF enabled wifi to be installed, to enable access to these sessions.

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Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based research and advisory organization, is a global leader in estimating the magnitude of illicit money leaving developing country economies. Indeed it defined the now well understood term “illicit financial flows”. FMF’s grant supports the GFI’s work to embed its Trade Mis-invoicing Assessment System.

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Grant History:

FMF supported GFI from 2016 to 2019.

Total funds received to date £35,000

Global Witness

Global Witness is a leader in the anti-corruption and transparency movement. For over 25 years, the organisation has taken on large vested interests, pursued difficult lines of enquiry to expose the worst perpetrators of human and environmental rights abuse and used this to create systemic change. FMF supports Global Witness’ work to expose the worst cases of corrupt activity and campaign for robust international and national legislation to prevent the siphoning of state money.

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Grant History:

FMF supported Global Witness from 2018 to 2023.

Total funds received £105,000

Impact: Law for Social Justice

Impact: Law for Social Justice is a consultancy which brings together a hand-picked team of litigators, journalists, project planners and researchers, with direct experience of how the law can be used alongside other campaign tools to drive lasting social change.  Impact offers tailored, timely, tried-and-tested advice and support for individuals and groups to plan and execute a litigation campaign strategy.  Impact’s mission is to advise and work with organisations, communities and individuals on whether the law, in conjunction with other campaign tools, can bring lasting change in their sectors.  FMF have supported them since 2019.

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Grant History:

FMF supported Impact from 2019 to 2021.

Total funds received £42,000

Karunalaya (Covid response grant)

Karunalaya Social Service Society works for the protection and development of street and working children in Chennai City. It was started as a grass-roots organisation, for the care, rehabilitation and empowerment of desitute children and women from the street and pavement dwelling communities.  FMF is supported them, through the Amos Trust, to help the community come through the Civid crisis.

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Grant History:

FMF supported Karunalaya during the Covid pandemic from 2020 to 2021.

Total funds received £13,000

Muizenberg Community Action Network (Covid response grant)

Muizenberg CAN is a team of volunteers from Muizenberg.  We’ve come together to take care of each other as a collective in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With our neighbours from Vrygrond United 4 Change, Amava Oluntu and Costa da Gama CAN we run community kitchens.  The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis that is putting strain on all sectors of South African society.  FMF is supported this community to face the pandemic together.

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Grant History:

FMF supported Muizenberg CAN from 2020 to 2021 during the Covid pandemic.

Total funds received £10,000


RESULTS works to generate the public and political will to make a difference to the lives of the poorest people in the developing world. RESULTS carries out strategic advocacy, media and public awareness-raising campaigns at national and international level. FMF is currently providing a two year grant towards its Climate Risk Insurance Programme through which it aims to ensure that insurance affords the poor the appropriate protections and opportunities.

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Grant History:

FMF supported RESULTS from 2013 to 2019.

Total funds received to date £100,623