Donors & Sponsors

CCSI values and relies on its independence and status as a neutral platform. We are committed to research and publication in the public interest. We solicit and accept funds that allow us to advance our mission; in all cases, we retain rights to all sponsored or supported work.

CCSI has both internal vetting procedures and mechanisms and institutional processes and requirements, as part of Columbia University, for sponsored research and gifts. Information about our funding sources is included in each annual report, and in our donors and sponsors list, as updated annually, below.

To provide our stakeholders an understanding of our funding structure, we provide the following list of all supporters whose open grants or donations covered activities taking place during the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Categories reflect the total, aggregate value of all grants or contracts that were open within the 2022-2023 fiscal year, for amounts exceeding $5,000.

We are also grateful for the support of the law firms who contribute to our Executive Training programs, Speaker Series, and other sponsored events throughout the year. Sponsors for each specific program can be found on the webpage for the respective event.

CCSI’s work is 100% funded by external donors and supporters. If you are interested in donating, please click here.


  • GIZ (Germany)
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


  • African Development Bank
  • Barilla Center on Food and Nutrition
  • CalPERS
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • High Tide Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • RMI
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Vale International
  • World Bank


  • Anglo American
  • Anonymous
  • Carbon Trust
  • Enel Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Iberdrola
  • Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
  • International Council on Mining and Metals
  • International Development Law Organization
  • Laudes Foundation
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation


  • E3G
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative