Foundations


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 has tackled urgent issues that impede food security throughout the developing world. Activities include: Purchase for Progress (P4P), a project that uses WFP’s purchasing power to support smallholder farmers’ access to agricultural markets, become competitive players in those markets and increase their earnings; a comprehensive food security and vulnerability study in 16 sub-Saharan countries; and providing food assistance in Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, and Niger as a result of rising global food prices. Learn more.

GAIN and WFP are developing and scaling up improved access and utilisation of products to improve dietary quality including; new fortified products for complementary feeding for infants and young children, people living with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and deliver fortified food assistance in emergency and non emergency situations. WFP is the executing agency for GAIN's large-scale 'baladi' bread fortification project in Egypt. Learn more.

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF) is a key supporter of WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) project that uses WFP’s purchasing power to support smallholder farmers’ access to agricultural markets, become competitive players in those markets and increase their earnings. HGBF has also funded other food assistance activities including school meals in Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan and Burundi, nutritional programmes in Nicaragua and Ethiopia and logistics capacity in Central African Republic, Malawi and Uganda. Learn more.

The Rockefeller Foundation is supporting WFP to restructure international natural disaster assistance from a largely ad-hoc, post-emergency aid system towards an optimised global risk management system, with a particular focus on coping with climate related food crises in Africa. Learn more.

The Cartier Charitable Foundation supports WFP’s home-grown school feeding programme. Thanks to multi-year funding for Burkina Faso, Burundi and Mozambique, this innovative programme impacts not just the lives of children and small farmers but also the school community at large. Learn more.