With the 2030 Agenda, businesses and civil society have committed to making a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). GIZ helps foundations to achieve their goals in developing countries and emerging economies in areas such as education, climate change mitigation, health and sustainable economic development.

We develop tailor-made solutions for foundations and private sponsors – from design and project management through to evaluation. The combination of the innovative strength of foundations and the expertise of GIZ and its local networks generates added value for people in developing countries and emerging economies.

Examples of foundations we work with

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was established in 2000 by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. With endowment capital of around USD 40 billion, it is the world’s largest private foundation. GIZ has been working with the foundation since 2006. The joint projects focus on health, social protection, urban development, water and sanitation, agriculture, rural development, microloans and financial inclusion.

Partners Strengthen Health

Partners Strengthen Health is an initiative that promotes hospital partnerships. Together with the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funds partnerships between German hospitals and health facilities in developing countries and emerging economies with a view to improving health care in these countries. In addition to providing financial support, the Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation brings to the table extensive knowledge and more than ten years’ experience supporting humanitarian health projects. GIZ manages the Partners Strengthen Health Secretariat on behalf of BMZ. We manage contracts and advise partners on issues such as developing and implementing projects.