Our Partners

Private Foundations

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other lifesaving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. To learn more, visit Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog Impatient Optimists.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports MicroLead, Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), SHIFT, PoWER and the Better Than Cash Alliance.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is guided by a vision of social justice — a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. Across eight decades, their mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

The Ford Foundation supports the Better Than Cash Alliance.

Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.

The Mastercard Foundation supports MicroLead and the Mobile Money for the Poor.

Omidyar Network

The Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share their commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. They are focused on five key areas, building blocks for prosperous, stable, and open societies: Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

The Omidyar Network supports the Better Than Cash Alliance.

The programmes below are supported by these foundations:


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Mobile Money for the Poor

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Better than Cash Alliance

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Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations

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