It’s programmes are designed to support bold ideas to solve seemingly intractable problems across maternal and child health, adolescent sexual health, nutrition, education, and deworming, tackling child slavery and exploitation, increasing opportunities for girls and young women, and supporting smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.
Partnerships are critical to CIFF because it will take the combined efforts of many to tackle urgently the challenges faced by children and their families every day. CIFF knows that the returns on smart investments in children’s early development and adolescents are especially high, so CIFF aims to play a catalytic role as a funder and influencer to deliver urgent and lasting change at scale.
CIFF places significant emphasis on quality data and evidence and as such works with partners to measure and evaluate progress for its investments to achieve large scale and sustainable impact.
Transparency is also an important part of CIFF’s grant-making. CIFF publishes information about its grants, relevant data, evidence, and evaluations in various ways, including on a comprehensive grant portfolio tool.
CIFF has focused on clear returns for children and adolescents from the outset with a rigorous business-like approach to philanthropic funding.