Foundations and Philanthropic Organizations

Foundations and philanthrophic organizations are pivotal actors in achieving the SDGs and a better future for women and girls worldwide.

Opportunities for global philanthropic funding are substantial and growing. Such funding offers financial gains, visibility, influence and/or programmatic impact.

UNFPA works with Foundations and Philanthropy to maximize their impact and leverage their influence through a range of social investment strategies.

Foundations and philanthropic organizations also bring a wealth of knowledge, perspective and expertise given their work with multiple stakeholders, which can provide valuable insight to inform UNFPA's own work and initiatives.

How we work with Foundations and Philanthropy

  • Funding

    Foundations can give to UNFPA global programmes through grants and gift in-kind support.

  • Knowledge and perspective

    We leverage the expertise shared by foundations to help develop innovative solutions for women and girls.

  • Advocacy

    We leverage the influence and leadership of foundations to help UNFPA advocate for the three zeros.

  • Networks and convening

    We collaborate with foundations to reach new audiences to cultivate more partnerships.

  • Visibility

    We raise UNFPA’s profile and awareness of its mandate through events and campaigns with philanthropic organizations.

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