Mar 2015 – Dec 2022
The Power of Nutrition
Multiple countries – Global
To create an independent fund for nutrition to catalyse new resources and support high impact programmes to improve children’s nutrition at scale.
$53,737,917 Grant Value
$1,262,083 evaluation budget
UBS Optimus Foundation -
The Power of Nutrition multiplies contributions from each new investor by a guaranteed four times. The full amount is directed to nutrition interventions on the ground – not to overheads or operating expenses.
For the first time, a combination of private and public finances will support country-led programmes that target child undernutrition at scale. Every one dollar donated by private funders will be multiplied four times with new financing secured from other funders.
In July 2015, the Power of Nutrition announced its first investment - a $20 million investment in Tanzania to co-finance a major new nutrition initiative intended to help 20 million children and 5 million women by 2020. You can read more about the Tanzania investment here.
In June 2016, the Power of Nutrition announced an investment to tackle child under-nutrition in post-Ebola Liberia. You can read more about the Liberia investment here.
In November 2016, CIFF contracted Mathematica Policy Research to conduct an external evaluation of The Power of Nutrition’s activities and impact. The baseline report documented the Power of Nutrition’s early vision, the evolution of its model, its approach to fundraising and investments, as well as the progress to date on their activities. The report is now available to download in CIFF’s Document Library as well as on Mathematica’s website.
In May 2017, Mathematica also produced a report on indicators for key nutrition interventions, this document can be viewed here.