Member Sponsored Projects

Member Sponsored Projects:

  • FOT Members are able to identify, sponsor, and donate funds toward a specific project, commonly a scholarship, with an organization and/or community with which they have experience.
  • The Member is expected to play a meaningful role in the project development and coordination process, commonly serving as FOT’s primary point of contact for the project.
  • Member Sponsored projects undergo the same review process as General Fund projects, with appropriate deference to the experience and knowledge of the Member.
  • In many cases, Member Sponsored Projects that submit reports demonstrating the sustainability and impact of the project are renewed annually at the request of the Member.

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Member Sponsored Projects have included a wide range of projects with varying grant amounts. More recent examples can be viewed below.

Recently Funded Member Sponsored Projects


$30,000 — Support of Hope for Girls and Women.

This Tanzania non-profit runs two safe houses in the Butiama and Serengeti Districts of the Mara Region of Tanzania. These safe houses shelter and support those fleeing female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and other forms of gender based violence. $20,000 of this grant will be used for operating costs to support the safe houses. The remaining $10,000 will be used to fund an income-generating project at the safe houses. This project is funded by the generous support of the Tommie Lee Hulme Foundation.


$5,500 — Lutengano Scholarship — School, Girls Scholarship Program—Mbeya Region.

The Lutengano project has been supported by FOT for over a dozen years. During that period the project has provided over 120 scholarships to support girls who have graduated from Lutengano primary school and have entered secondary boarding schools. In addition to addressing financial need, the girls must have achieved good grades and have participated in citizenship activities. Over time, many have gone on to complete higher education degree programs, and one of the recipients is now a judge on the High Court of Tanzania.


$2,500 – Uswaa Girls Scholarship, Kilimanjaro. Shetty Foundation.

The funds were used to sponsor one deserving, high-achieving female from or with educational connections to Uswaa Village or the Machame region of Tanzania for school fees for university (or college) per year. Every year, hard-working and incredibly deserving students, especially young women, in the developing world are forced to stop their studies due to lack of funding for school fees.The purpose of this scholarship is to sponsor one female Tanzanian student to study in University annually who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need for their education. Given the underrepresentation of girls and women in higher education, in addition to the structural and cultural barriers that exacerbate this severe underrepresentation, this scholarship is aimed for young women, especially those pursuing STEM fields. The scholarship funded tuition, room and board in university. This project will expand to include an additional student in future years.

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