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 2019-2020 fiscal year. Categories reflect the total, aggregate value of all grants or contracts that were open within the 2019-2020 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.


  • Open Society Foundations
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


  • Barilla Center on Food and Nutrition
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Ford Foundation
  • GIZ (Germany)
  • Iberdrola 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Vale
  • World Coffee Producers Forum


  • Consultora y Asesorías Plataforma Dinámica SpA
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank


  • Foley Hoag
  • GST
  • Oxfam