Theme image

National Office:
Foundation for International Cooperation
1237 S. Western Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Small World Fund

The Small World Fund supports projects around the world that improve people’s lives. The fund’s income comes from profits from the Foundation’s annual auction (held in conjunction with its annual meeting) and donations.When possible, FIC members visit sites of funded projects to meet with the recipients and view the results of the Foundation’s support.

Previous Small World Fund projects include providing books for high school students in Malawi, building a greenhouse in an isolated village in the Ecuadorian Andes, financially supporting a girls’ school in Afghanistan, and providing monies to a member who volunteered at a school in Rwanda. Each of these initiatives touched many lives and was made possible by our members.

In response to a request by the Niagara Frontier Chapter, the Small World Fund made a generous gift to Vive, a local Buffalo, New York organization which the chapter has supported. Vive provides a temporary home and legal advice for people seeking asylum in Canada or the U.S. It is the largest organization of its kind on the U.S. Canadian border.

Gift of cows to farmers in Kenya.

The Small World Fund matched gifts from the Chicago and Niagara Frontier Chapters. Find out more.

Colegio La Esperanza
FIC’s Small World Fund is proud to support the Colegio La Esperanza, a K–12 school in one of the most impoverished areas of Tijuana, Mexico. While still under construction, the school provides 265 talented, intelligent children with the chance to study, experience the arts, and begin to realize their potential. By providing these children with an example of how powerful a community service project can be, we hope they will create effective and beautiful social institutions in their communities in the future.

In the summer of 2009 FIC made a significant gift from the Small Wlorld Fund to help pay for completion of the new high school.

Grant Application Form: Please contact the National Office.

Back to top

Become a Member

Our members say joining the Foundation for International Cooperation has opened their eyes in a way they never thought possible. It has changed their perceptions and their perspective.
Find out more.

Coming Events

The Foundation for International Cooperation is always planning exciting and rewarding trips and events. Please take a moment to see what special events are coming soon!
Find out more.