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Hear the World Foundation Grants

Grants and In-Kind Support to USA, Canada, and International
Organizations to Improve the Lives of People with Hearing Loss

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International organizations that are working to improve the quality of life and promote equal opportunities for people with hearing impairments. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting projects that help children reach their developmental milestones and realize their full potential in life regardless of their hearing loss.

Through these grants, the Foundation supports hearing healthcare services with a special focus on:

- Children
- Programs for parents and families
- Prevention of hearing loss
- Professional training

The Hear the World Foundation supports selected projects financially as well as through the provision of hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, FM-systems, audiological equipment, and professional expertise.

The Hear the World Foundation has high demands with regard to the sustainability, prospects of success and quality of the funded projects. Only seemingly sustainable projects have any prospect of support.

In order to be able to help as many people as possible, the Hear the World Foundation focuses mainly on projects that benefit groups of people.

Additional criteria

- Projects to the success of which the beneficiaries themselves contribute.
- Projects that are integrated into local structures and cultures or that are firmly rooted in a scientific institution.
- Projects that are visualizable and presentable.
- Projects capable of being replicated in other places or under the aegis of other institutions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138387

Estimated Size of Grant:

Please note that the average funding amount per project is usually between CHF 5,000 and CHF 30,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation accepts applications globally.


- Projects that do not clearly fulfill the requirements of the Foundation.
- Requests from capital-related companies.
- Organizations or institutions already receiving support from another part of Hear the World directly related organizations.
- Contributions to political campaigns or projects or to organizations with high political exposure.
- Contributions to the basic financing of institutions and other foundations.
- Contributions to infrastructure.
- Contributions to meetings, congresses, and anniversaries.
- Student projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:

If you would like to submit an application for support, please complete the initial online inquiry form by January 31, 2018.

Should your project be of interest to the Foundation, a detailed application form will be forwarded to you, which you should then complete and return.

You will be informed whether or not the Hear the World Foundation can support your project by no later than mid-May.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

For feedback or further information, please send an e-mail to: applications(at)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.