Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK) (CIFF) is the world’s largest philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives. CIFF was established in January 2004 by Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper. The co-founders set out to improve the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries through strategies that have lasting impact. With a rigorous business-like approach to philanthropic funding, the foundation was focused on clear returns for children from the outset. CIFF is a large charitable organization headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi. CIFF works with a range of partners seeking to transform the lives of vulnerable children and adolescents in developing countries. Partnerships are critical, because it will take the combined efforts of many to tackle urgently the challenges faced by children and their families every day. CIFF places significant emphasis on quality data and evidence. For many of our grants, we work with partners to measure and evaluate progress to achieve large scale and sustainable impact.
Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. FCO works with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth. The Strategic Programme Fund of FCO promotes action on global issues in areas of strategic importance to the UK. Current areas of focus include the Arab Partnership, commercial diplomacy, counter proliferation, counter terrorism, human rights, prosperity, bilateral programmes and the Overseas Territories.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective.