Emerging Initiatives

The Foundation continuously explores new areas of funding by conducting research, building networks, and making grants to test ideas and develop expertise. These new areas of inquiry are linked to the interests of the Ho Family and resonate with the values of the Foundation. Some of these Emerging Initiatives grow over time into major areas of funding. Currently, the Foundation is exploring Animal Welfare, Environment, and Vulnerable Children. Grants for our Emerging Initiatives are by invitation only.


2021 - 2023


Claremont McKenna College

Cultivating Responsible and Resilient Leaders

2021 - 2023

Turkey, Lebanon

International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance

Caring for Refugee Children in Turkey and Lebanon

2021 - 2023


Action for the Climate Emergency

Supporting Youth Climate Leaders and Their Educators with a Community and Practices That Promote Wellbeing and Resilience

2020 - 2022


Free the Bears

Stabilizing Bear Care in Laos During the Pandemic

2021 - 2022


European Lawyers in Lesvos

Expanding Legal Support for Refugee Children and Families in Greece

2020 - 2022

Hong Kong

ADM Capital

Combating Wildlife Trade

2020 - 2025


Plastic Solutions Fund

Supporting a Collective Strategy That Addresses Plastic Solutions Around the World

2020 - 2022


Zero Waste Europe

Biomonitoring for a Cleaner Future

2020 - 2022


The Donkey Sanctuary

Combating the Donkey Skin Trade

2019 - 2022

Europe, Mexico

Kids in Need of Defense

Providing Legal Aid for Unaccompanied Immigrants and Refugee Children