WFP’s partnerships with leading philanthropic organisations are critical in supporting our efforts to feed the hungry while also enhancing organisational capacity and furthering development of WFP’s strategic initiatives. Collaboration with foundations enables WFP to implement innovative programming that better serves communities in urgent need...


With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WFP tackles urgent issues that impede food security throughout the developing world. Projects include increasing the amount of purchases WFP makes from hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers in the regions that need economic activity the most. The foundation also supports WFP’s Food Security Analysis Service to help 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively assess and respond to food insecurity. Learn more.


The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) helps WFP prevent stunting (stunted growth due to malnutrition) thoughts its “Right Foods at the Right Time—Improving Nutrition of Children under 2,” initiative. Together, CIFF and WFP are reaching 230,000 children under two years of age, along with 270,000 pregnant and nursing women in Malawi and Mozambique. Learn more.


The Howard G. Buffett Foundation is a key support of WFP’s efforts to increase the purchasing power of smallholder farmers around the world, particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The foundation also supports WFP food assistance, School Meals and other nutritional programmes in many countries in Africa and Central America. Learn more.


The Rockefeller Foundation supports WFP in restructuring its natural disaster assistance programme, which is evolving from an ad-hoc system to a global risk management system that has a particular focus on helping people cope with climate related food crises in Africa. Learn more.