The Children's Investment Fund Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives.
We are an independent philanthropic organisation, with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. We work with a range of partners seeking to transform the lives of 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. We have no religious or political affiliation. Our programmes are designed to support bold ideas to solve seemingly intractable problems.
We know that the returns on smart investments in areas such as children’s early development and adolescent girls are especially high. So we aim to play a catalytic role as a funder and influencer to deliver urgent and lasting change at scale.
Areas of work include maternal and child health, adolescent sexual health, nutrition, education, and deworming, tackling child slavery and exploitation, and supporting smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.
We place 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. Transparency is also an important part of our grant-making. We publish information about our grants along with data, evidence and evaluations in a variety of ways, including on our comprehensive grant portfolio tool.