WIEGO Funders

WIEGO receives both unrestricted/core funding and restricted/project funding. 

Currently, our unrestricted/core funding is thanks to The Ford Foundation, The Open Society Foundations, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and The William + Flora Hewlett Foundation. The balance of our funders have contracted with WIEGO for restricted/project funding.

Below is a full alphabetical list of all WIEGO funders from the most recently completed financial year, 2019-20. Please see our Annual Reports for more detailed information.

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Cities Alliance

Cities Alliance is the global partnership fighting urban poverty and promoting the role of cities.

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Through humour and stories of hope, we’ve shown that people can make a massive difference. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who are working on the ground to support the most vulnerable people and communities in society.

This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with existing or new mental health problems.

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Commonwealth Foundation

It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded by, and reporting to governments. The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue, to act together and learn from each other to build democratic societies. Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices.

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Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is tackling the global challenges of time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. DFID's work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

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Echidna Giving

A private funder that will grant and fund $500 million to $700 million over the next 40 years.Staying the course on one issue: advancing girls’ education in countries with limited resources and modest education budgets.

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Environment 360

Environment360 specializes in creating community education campaigns and collection systems that support the work of informal waste workers. We work with value chain stakeholders, private sector and local and national governments to create ecosystems that support the growth of circular economies and adoption of sustainable consumption patterns throughout West Africa.

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FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank

FMO is the dutch entrepreneurial development bank. We invest in over 85 countries, supporting jobs and income generation in order to improve people's lives in the parts of the world where we can make the biggest difference. Our role extends beyond financing, as we help businesses to operate and grow transparently in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

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Ford Foundation

We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. Across eight decades, our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.

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Open Society Foundations (OSF)

The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. We provide thousands of grants every year through a network of national and regional foundations and offices, funding a vast array of projects—many of them now shaped by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rockefeller Foundation

Building on a legacy of employing many of the brightest thinkers of the 20th century, The Rockefeller Foundation’s leadership team and staff bring a broad range of talents and backgrounds drawn from scholarly, scientific, private, and nonprofit disciplines.

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

SIDA is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others we contribute to implementing Sweden's Policy for Global Development (PGU).

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

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William + Flora Hewlett Foundation

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.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

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World Resource Institute (WRI)

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.