Every child deserves to survive and thrive.

Using data and evidence for impact at scale.

Children are too important to save one at a time.

We invest our assets and energies where the evidence tells us there is the greatest potential for large-scale impact.

We seek transformational change.

We pursue investments that have the power to influence and bring about lasting change in global practices.

It's an investment,
not a gift.

We invest selectively based on cost-effectiveness and clear returns for children.

Only by investing in data and evidence can we measure the impact of what we do with partners. Without measurement we are guessing.

Evaluating impact

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Investing in children

With a strong financial base, CIFF has a growing portfolio of large-scale investments. We increased our disbursements by over 40% to $122 million in the year to 31 August 2014. We have grown our portfolio of grants to a value in excess of half a billion dollars.