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Your contribution makes it possible for the Center’s researchers to devise practical, evidence-based solutions for today’s most pressing development challenges.

Since 2001, CGD has worked to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world's top decision makers. We are a fiercely independent research institution committed to transparency, diversity, and integrity.

We invite you to become a member of our community in one of the following ways:


Send your contribution via mail

If you prefer to mail your contribution, you can make a check payable to the Center for Global Development and address to:

Abby Newbold
Institutional Advancement Associate
Center for Global Development
2055 L St NW, Fifth Floor
Washington DC 20036
United States

Contribute stocks or mutual funds or via wire transfer

If you are interested in supporting the Center through a stock gift or wire transfer, please notify the Institutional Advancement Team at We will provide further instructions for you and/or your financial advisor.

Secure a match for your contribution

Many businesses and foundations match the donations of their staff and Board members. This is a simple way to maximize the impact of your support to the Center. Inquire about matches with your company's Accounting department or your Board secretary. CGD is also part of the World Bank’s Community Connections Campaign and Benevity Causes, which will match giving from select workplaces.

Select CGD as a nonprofit recipient on giving sites

Online shopping sites like AmazonSmile offer simple and automatic ways for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon, they will donate .5 percent of the purchase price to CGD. Go to AmazonSmile and select CGD as your recipient charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Other sites with similar programs include iGive and GiveAsYouLive.

Include a bequest in your will or trust

By making a contribution to the Center through a will, trust, estate, or other future gift, you can support CGD’s work for years to come. You will also become a member of our esteemed Legacy Society. Additional information about how to give a legacy contribution can be found here. Please contact the Institutional Advancement Team at with any questions or for more information.  

Partner with CGD: foundations, bilateral organizations, and other NGOs

The Center works with foundations, bilateral organizations, and other NGOs on shared research and policy priorities. If you are interested in learning more about a thought partnership with CGD, please email to learn more about collaborating with CGD experts.

Our Commitment to Funding Transparency

CGD is deeply committed to the principles of transparency and accountability for fostering better development outcomes and in our work. We believe in applying the same standards of transparency to our own funding, a level of disclosure that goes beyond the information traditionally disclosed in US tax forms and annual reports. Learn more about How We’re Funded and our external transparency assessments and ranking.

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The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonpartisan research institution and a 501(c)(3) organization, supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, bilateral organizations and corporations. All contributions to the Center for Global Development are US tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law and will be disclosed to the IRS and may be disclosed to the public. Contributions also must conform to CGD's funding principles. CGD's tax identification number is 52-2351337. CGD Europe is established as a company limited by guarantee in the UK and as a registered UK charity (number 1157318).

We are grateful to our funders for their appreciation and support for our funding guidelines and transparency policies. CGD does not accept funding that seeks to impose limits or restrictions on our independence in research, findings, conclusions or resulting publications.