About Us

The McCall MacBain Foundation was founded in 2007 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain and is registered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Foundation’s assets are derived from the proceeds of the sale of Trader Classified Media, the world’s leading company in classified advertising. John McCall MacBain was the founder, President & CEO of Trader from 1987 until the sale in 2006.

For the past decade the McCall MacBain Foundation has been committed to improving the welfare of humanity through focused grants in education, health and the environment. Initially the Foundation operated on a regional-based approach, with a strategy to develop and encourage best practices and policies in multiple areas related to improving the human condition, with a strong emphasis on improving maternal health, adult literacy, and reducing risks associated with climate change.

Today, the McCall MacBain Foundation’s mission is to improve the welfare of humanity by providing scholarships and other educational opportunities that nurture transformational leadership, and by investing in evidence-based strategies to  address climate change, preserve our natural environment, and improve health outcomes.

We believe in the power of education, and scholarships in particular, to transform lives and in turn transform our communities to be fairer, healthier, and more prosperous for all.

We believe that climate change is the single most pressing problem facing our planet and that we must all do our part to address it.

And we believe in an evidence-based approach to health care that will lead to more efficient use of resources and greater impact for our communities.

Please note that the McCall MacBain Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.