Thank You to Our Funders!

The Center for Global Development (CGD) is deeply grateful to our supporters for their consistent dedication to our work and longstanding commitment to making the world a better place. Their support is always valuable but has been particularly critical over the past year as we responded to the organizational and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and reflected on the tensions and inequalities that permeate our society. For information on our active grants each year and our transparency mandate, please see our How We’re Funded page.

We are grateful to the distinguished CGD Board of Directors for their leadership and commitment to our shared agenda:

Lawrence Summers, Board Chair
Edward Scott, Chair Emeritus
Masood Ahmed, President
Timothy D. Adams
Amrita Ahuja
Caroline Atkinson
Afsaneh Beschloss
George W. Casey, Jr
Mary-Ann Etiebet
Tony Fratto
David F. Gordon
Brad Horwitz
Stephen T. Isaacs
Donald Kaberuka
John Lipsky
Robert McCarthy
Luis Alberto Moreno
Robert Mosbacher, Jr.
Bobby J. Pittman
Shubhi Rao
Smita Singh
Karen Spencer
Judy Woodruff

2021 Funding Received


Kent Walker and Diana Walsh

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Center for Effective Altruism

Lakeshore Foundation

Open Philanthropy

United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$500,000 - $999,999

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Imperial College London

Rockefeller Foundation

Schmidt Futures

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund


$200,000 - $499,999

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Ford Foundation

Gates Policy Initiative

Global Affairs Canada

IKEA Foundation

$100,000 - $199,999

Royal Danish Embassy to the United States

ExxonMobil Foundation

European Commission

Founders for Good Ltd.

International Rescue Committee

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Wellcome Trust

Western Union Foundation

$50,000 - $99,999

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Royal Danish Embassy to the United States
Gates Policy Initiative
German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Global Affairs Canada
International Development Research Centre
International Rescue Committee
Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs
McKay Philanthropy Fund
UBS Optimus Foundation
University of York

$20,000 - 49,999

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

John Lipsky

Robert McCarthy

Kirsten and Karl R. Pfleger

Lawrence H. Summers

European Climate Foundation

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Inter-American Development Bank

Vitol Foundation


$10,000 - 19,999

Masood Ahmed

Caroline Atkinson

Munir Alam

Tony and Judy Fratto

Brad Horwitz

Stephen T. Isaacs

Robert Mosbacher, Jr.

Bobby J. and Alicia Pittman

Ed Scott

Smita Singh

Karen Spencer

Ernst & Young

International Development Research Center

NYU Center on International Cooperation

Svelter Lead Charitable Trust

Donors of the World Bank Community Connections Campaign


Mary Ann Etiebet

Sally Faulkner

David F. Gordon

Ruth Kotecha

Thomas Powell

Jacob Steinhardt

Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs

$2,000 - $4,999

Timothy D. Adams

Amanda Glassman

Ian Gonzalez

W. Gyude Moore

Luis Alberto Moreno

Mark Plant

Judy Woodruff

$1,000 - $1,999

Michael Behr

Louise Fox

Mark Lutter

Cody Tapscott

Michele Teitelbaum

Victoria Van Hyning

USAID Alumni Association

As of December 31, 2021

When requested, CGD allows anonymity to individuals and donor-advised funds subject to evaluation of the best interests of the Center and the funder with regard to transparency. The contributors listed above as Anonymous have been determined through CGD’s review process as reputable and credible sources of funding.