Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

PMNCH constituency


Focal point

Linda Weisert


Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Health focus

  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Perinatal health
  • HIV

Priority action area(s)

Mission statement

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropy focusing specifically on improving children’s lives. With an endowment of $4.6 billion, we support bold ideas for children to survive and thrive, today and in the future. Areas of work include children and adolescents’ health and nutrition, child protection, early learning and smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.

Investing in young children and adolescents means we can make to break the vicious cycle of intergenerational poverty and poor health, and deliver long-term gains for the next generation, their family and societies.

The foundation was established in 2004 and follows a rigorous business-like approach to philanthropic funding. With offices in London, Nairobi, and New Delhi, CIFF works with a wide-range of partners including governments, non-governmental organisations, other philanthropies, businesses and many others. Partnerships are critical, because it will take the combined efforts of the many to tackle urgently the challenges faced by too many children and their families every day.

CIFF-funded programmes are designed to build on ideas and leadership on the ground, seeking to add value with technical expertise and a distinctive evidence-based approach



Organization e-mail:

Full address:

7 Clifford Street, London, W1S 2FT


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


+4420 3740 6131

Scope of work:

Africa / India

WHO Region: