We are an independent philanthropic organisation, with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. We work with a wide range of partners to transform the lives of children and adolescents.
Child Health & Development
Every child deserves to survive and thrive, today and in the future.
A low carbon world will help secure a healthy and prosperous future for children.
Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
Preventing unintended pregnancy and HIV infection to accelerate the demographic dividend.
We seek an equal world for girls and young women.
Fighting to end the scourge of child labour and sexual exploitation, the most horrible of crimes.
Over the past decade, CIFF’s endowment has grown to a value of $6 billion, after charitable activities and costs. With this strong financial base, we have built a growing portfolio of charitable grants with a value of over $2.1 billion. In the 2020 financial year, grant disbursements totalled $344 million. Below is an overview of our current multi-year commitments, by sector.
Sexual & Reproductive
Health & Rights
Below you can see the locations of our 5 offices...
CIFF’s Nairobi office has been operational since 2009, and in 2019 we opened our office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (officially signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethiopian Government in 2018), increasing the level of localisation...
Since the opening of CIFF’s office in Delhi in 2007, CIFF’s investments and partnerships in India continue to expand in number and scope. CIFF’s work in Rajasthan remains central to our India programme, where CIFF has had a...
Building on several years of engagement with Chinese partners on climate programming, CIFF opened an office in Beijing in 2019. CIFF’s work in China focuses exclusively on climate, and the Chinese Government’s increased focus...
Europe is home to a significant number of CIFF’s climate investments. Across the region, CIFF-supported climate programmes are implemented under a variety of strategies, including cross-cutting targeted communications, air quality...
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At CIFF, we are constantly learning about transformational change. Read more about what we’ve learnt from our programmes.
Latest Annual Report
Our latest Annual Report gives an overview of the work of CIFF and our partners, over the course of 2020. Read the full report to see highlights from our portfolio.
Data and Evidence
Data is at the core of all our programmes - without data and measurement we are guessing. Find out more about our approach at CIFF and the work of our Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation Team.
The original mission in setting up CIFF was to improve the lives of children in developing countries who live in poverty. This hasn’t changed. I want to solve problems, not make grants