Annual Report 2020
Our 2020 Annual Report covers our work and the work of our grantees over the course of the past year, a year in which the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted millions of children worldwide.
The work we highlight in this year’s Annual Report is testament to the resilience of our grantees, partners and staff throughout this difficult year. Together we continued to deliver innovation and results, with our programmes adapting to the impact of the pandemic.
“Despite this disruption, our commitment to improving the lives of children has only strengthened. The past year showed me that CIFF, our grantees and partners are extraordinarily resilient and committed, and are able to do so much more than I thought possible at this time last year.” – Kate Hampton, CEO
Over the course of 2020, we approved $347 million in new charitable investments and $344 million was disbursed between our Addis Ababa, Beijing, Delhi, London and Nairobi offices (a rise of $75 million over 2019).
Highlights from our portfolio in 2020 include:
- CIFF’s grantees worked to end coal financing from Japan and South Korea. By the end of the year, both countries had announced a net-zero by 2050 commitment, while all three of Japan’s biggest commercial banks introduced coal exclusion policies, and one of South Korea’s largest financial groups announced an end to coal project financing.
- Self-managed sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) became a key priority of countries working to access to essential health services. Our work to scale and institutionalise self-managed care for SRH made major progress over 2020 with more than nine million individuals across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia using tools such as self-managed HIV testing and contraceptive self-injection.
- Educate Girls enrolled over 300,000 out-of-school girls in India between the ages of 5 and 18 and trained almost 100,000 adolescent girls in life skills through in-school and community-based models.
- CIFF continued investing in One Acre Fund, a revenue-generating non-profit organisation which supports Africa’s largest network of smallholder farmers to introduce nutrition-sensitive components into existing agriculture interventions.
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