Funders and Financials

Major Funders 2015

Mo Ibrahim Foundation $2,524,000 May 1, 2011 – July 31, 2017 For original fieldwork in Africa to support the Foundation’s annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance
Omidyar Network $2,000,000 October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2016 For general operating support
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1,500,000 July 14, 2014 – July 14, 2017 For general operating support
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $50,000 September 25, 2015 – September 25, 2016 For investments in operational effectiveness
Center for Public Integrity $389,400 October 1, 2014 – March 1, 2016 To support the State Integrity Investigation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $341,223 April 1, 2014 – October 1, 2015 To support the Political Finance Transparency project
Tides $185,000 July 2013 – June 2015 To support Global Integrity’s project as a networking mechanism for the Open Government Partnership
Omidyar Network $120,000 January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 To support a follow the money data mapping project in Mexico
Open Society Foundation $250,000 April 16, 2015 – May 30, 2016 To support research on opening governance and the Open Government Partnership
Robert R. McCormick Foundation $100,000 January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 To support the State Integrity Investigation
International Budget Partnership $95,500 October 31, 2013 – October 31, 2015 To support the Indaba software platform
Results for Development Institute $22,500 September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016 For work on the Governance Data Alliance
Ford Foundation $200,000 December 1, 2015 – February 28, 2017 For general operating support
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $29,194 March 17, 2014 – March 17, 2015 To support development of videoconferencing to allow OpenGov Hub staff to collaborate with colleagues and partners around the world

Partners & Funders

We thank our partners and funders for their financial support over the years. The below list includes many of our supporters but does not claim to be current. For funding received in 2015, please see the list above.


Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs-men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka donated to Global Integrity through an award from their Changemakers’ competition for innovations in fighting corruption, which Global Integrity won in 2007.

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

AusAID’s mission is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia’s national interest. AusAID works extensively in the South Pacific, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, with additional projects in the Middle East and Africa.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

CIDA is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

The Center for International Private Enterprise is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE has supported more than 1,000 local initiatives in over 100 developing countries, involving the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reform, improving governance, and building understanding of market-based democratic systems.

Fundación Soros—Guatemala (Open Society Institute)

Fundación Soros—Guatemala focuses on broadening the participation of marginalized groups in public life, improving local economic development, advancing public health, promoting justice and rule of law, and using education and the media to promote tolerance and facilitate dialogue between different sectors of society in Guatemala.

Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank provides financing, leverage, policy advice, research, and technical assistance to carry out development projects in 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Legatum is a privately owned international investment institution whose mission is to promote excellence in global investment and sustainable development through the optimal allocation of human, intellectual, and financial capital. Legatum allocates capital to projects, people and ideas that lead to the long term prosperity of individuals, communities and countries.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Established in 2006, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation aims to support good governance and great leadership in Africa.

National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.

Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives.

Open Government Partnership, a project of The Tides Center

The Open Government Partnership is a new multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

Open Society Institute – Information Program

The Information Program works to increase public access to knowledge, facilitate civil society communication, and protect civil liberties and the freedom to communicate in the digital environment.

Open Society Justice Initiative

The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open Society Institute (OSI), pursues law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide.

Robert R.McCormick Foundation

The McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens.

Sunrise Foundation

The Sunrise Foundation is a family foundation that promotes economic development in emerging markets, among other projects.

UNDP – Oslo Governance Center

The overarching purpose of the work of the Oslo Governance Centre is to position the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a champion of democratic governance, both as an end in itself, and as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This is done through knowledge networking and multi-disciplinary team work, as well as through close partnerships with leading policy and research institutions in different parts of the world.

U.S. Department of State

The United States Department of State is the executive department responsible for international relations of the United States.

Wallace Global Fund

The Wallace Global Fund’s mission is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. The Fund seeks to further its mission through fundamental public policy and systemic change.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to solve social and environmental problems in the U.S. and around the world.

The World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The Bank provides low-interest loans, interest-free credit, and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications, and many other purposes.

World Wide Web Foundation

Established by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to achieving a world in which all people can use the Web to communicate, collaborate and innovate freely, building bridges across the divides that threaten our shared future. Global Integrity worked closely with the Web Foundation on the 2013 Web Index.