Foundations & Trusts

CARE partners with U.S. and international foundations to carry out our mission to fight poverty around the world. Our Foundation partners’ support ranges from funding global programs to country-specific studies – all designed and implemented with a spirit of working together to maximize our mutual goal of a world without poverty.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been a vital CARE partner since 2001, supporting programs in food security, health equity, water and sanitation, reproductive and maternal health, emergency response, women’s empowerment, advocacy and livelihood development. The Gates Foundation supports Pathways, CARE’s initiative to help women farmers in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mali and Tanzania improve livelihoods and food security for themselves and their families. CARE is the lead partner in the Integrated Family Health Initiative, also known as Ananya, which is a five-year effort of the Indian state of Bihar that aims to transform public health and nutrition services. The foundation has also supported emergency response efforts in Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Horn of Africa, Indonesia and Niger, as well as contributed to the Learning Tours Program, through which CARE raises awareness about the positive reach and scope of U.S. development assistance.


Howard G. Buffett Foundation

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation is a key supporter of CARE’s global efforts to improve water and sanitation, economic development, food security, conservation agriculture and post-conflict recovery. Their commitment to innovation has been a decisive factor in CARE’s ability to maximize the effectiveness of our programs in these areas.

Sall Family Foundation

The Sall Family Foundation supports groundbreaking programs focused on conservation agriculture in Mozambique and Nepal, maternal health in Malawi and nutrition in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Peru and Sierra Leone. These programs, which include support for the CARE-WWF Alliance, recognize the connections between development and conservation and are helping set the stage for future international development work.

United Nations Foundation

United Nations Foundation partners with CARE to raise awareness among U.S. policymakers about the importance of supporting global maternal health and family planning to reduce maternal and child deaths. With the foundation’s support CARE has built a constituency of advocates in 10 crucial states and congressional districts.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation works with CARE to improve human rights for women and adolescents in Egypt through sustaining research and programming to address gender issues, in addition to supporting CARE’s leadership role of Girls Not Brides USA to combat the practice of child marriage.

Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares provides significant support for CARE’s education projects in Africa, the Middle East and  Asia. Based in the United Arab Emirates, its support for critical water and sanitation projects in schools has challenged and improved the way CARE thinks about education for children in the developing world.

Reach Out to Asia

Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), based in Qatar, supports CARE’s education projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan. ROTA’s close collaboration with local partners and communities ensures that communities have sustainable access to high-quality primary and secondary education.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a strong supporter of CARE’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs, particularly for young children living in communities affected by AIDS.  With generous funding from Hilton, CARE and Save the Children collaborated with the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Development to develop the Essential Package, a model and toolkit for integrated ECD programming for young vulnerable children.  CARE is currently working with Save the Children to build greater capacity in ECD and the Essential Package in Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi through the foundation’s support.  Additionally, CARE is adapting and implementing an integrated ECD model based on the Essential Package in more remote areas of Mozambique and examining the effect of using a social accountability approach to enhance implementation success.  The Hilton Foundation has been instrumental in CARE’s global presence within the ECD and HIV communities and in helping to move this important agenda forward.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has been a crucial and visionary supporter of CARE’s work in the Western Balkans. Our current collaboration builds on CARE’s previous experience with Roma and youth organizations, with the overarching goals of strengthening the capacity of select youth-led organizations to develop and implement programs that promote peace-building, address issues of masculinity and violence, and strengthen youth development outcomes for youth. Through the Mott Foundation’s support, CARE mobilizes youth to address violence and xenophobia among the peers - particularly young men - through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and social inclusion in the Western Balkans.

Oak Foundation

Oak Foundation is a valued CARE partner and has supported both emergency and long-term development projects in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Oak Foundation commits its resources to address global issues of social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak’s multifaceted investment in CARE has been in programs as diverse as disaster response to working with men and boys, women’s economic empowerment, and combating human trafficking in the Balkans to a long-term post-disaster recovery and development program that has employed a model of community-led governance that stands to be adopted as a national model.

Educate A Child

Educate a Child (EAC), a program of Education Above All, is a global initiative launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, which aims to significantly reduce the numbers of children worldwide who are out of school. In Somalia and Haiti, the EAC and CARE partnership aims to increase enrollment, retention and completion of primary school for children who are currently out of school. EAC supports CARE's work to engage individuals, families, teachers, communities, governments, local partners and advocacy groups to create powerful education initiatives that are crucial to fighting poverty.