Tiffany & Co. is a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of jewelry, gemstones, and dress accessories in an international market.
The company’s philanthropic interests are managed by the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, which makes grants in the environment and the arts.
In the area of environment, Tiffany’s grant making is directed to responsible mining, and coral conservation.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
The Foundation funds activities in the USA and internationally in the following program areas.
1 — Responsible Mining. The Foundation supports governments, businesses, and civil society in the USA and internationally to establish and implement standards for responsible mining. Other areas of Foundation funding include support to reclaim and remediate mining sites, and to promote socioeconomic development of mining communities.
2 — Coral Conservation. Tiffany works to conserve corals and marine ecosystems through grants that promote awareness and education about marine environments, and that fund key elements of research on reef ecosystems.
Grants are made to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA. Activities in developing countries are funded via grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations that have international programs or projects.
Most grants range from US$50 thousand to US$400 thousand for projects of one to two years, with some grants that are larger.
APPLICATION (for 1-2 preceding): Applications are submitted online, beginning with a letter of inquiry (LOI). LOIs can be submitted at any time – there are no calendar deadlines.
The Foundation reviews the LOIs in order to invite additional information or to set up a meeting with applicants. The Foundation’s directors meet twice a year to make the grant awards.
Note: At the time of this update, the Foundation is not accepting LOIs.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Foundation’s grant making in relation to mining and coral reefs reflects Tiffany’s use of materials. The company defines its social responsibility in terms of opposing inappropriate extraction of diamonds and coral, and associated violations of human rights, e.g., the case of conflict diamonds from Africa.
Potential grant seekers can review Tiffany’s past grants.
Contact Us offers an email address and street address for the Foundation’s office in New York.