Current Donors

Our funding comes from a range of sources – from governments to foundations, the private sector to multilateral agencies. Investments in our programs ensure we can extend our reach around the world.

We would like to thank the Government of Canada and other generous donors for their ongoing support and commitment to MI and improving nutrition for the world’s most vulnerable people.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK)
  • Government of Australia, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Government of the United Kingdom, through Department of International Development (DFID)
  • Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  • International Medical Corps
  • Irish Aid
  • Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition
  • McKing Consulting
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • New Venture Fund
  • PATH
  • Sight and Life Foundation
  • Teck
  • UNICEF
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • US Fund for UNICEF
  • World Food Programme

The following are Micronutrient Forum donors

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • GAIN
  • Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  • Harvest Plus
  • McKing Consulting
  • National Institute of Health
  • Nutriset
  • Sight and Life Foundation

Nutrition is Everybody’s Business

A single organization cannot solve the world’s nutrition problems on their own. The Micronutrient Initiative partners with other not-for-profits, governments, academia and the business community to leverage expertise, share ideas and build upon strengths.

  • Private Sector Partnerships: The private sector is playing a central and ground-breaking role in efforts to enhance global nutrition. We believe that your expertise in global supply chain management, production, packaging, safety, quality assurance, marketing, and delivery, together with our experience working with governments to bring supplement and fortification programs to scale create the winning recipe in the fight against hidden hunger.
  • Technical Expertise Partnerships: Your technical expertise in the following areas will allow us to reach more women and children with live-saving nutrition interventions that they need:
    • Enabling Environment
      • Shelf-life studies for supplements
      • Funding
      • Profile-raising
    • Product Development, Manufacturing, Packaging
      • New formulations and product development
      • Packaging
      • Capacity building: Quality assurance
      • Capacity building: Safety standards
    • Marketing, Profile-Raising, Retail Sales
      • Donation per-purchase
      • Marketing products to target audiences
      • Raising mutual profile through networks, platforms
  • In-kind Donations: The success of MI’s programs rests on procurement of high quality vitamins and minerals, in supplement form, or pre-mixes for food fortification. Your in-kind support to MI will allow us to make more nutrients available to vulnerable women and children.
  • Financial Support: Your financial contribution will leverage existing contributions, and help us bring proven interventions to scale. On average, across our programs, every dollar spent will provide life-saving and enhancing nutrients to 10 people around the world.
  • National, Regional and Local Governments in Program Countries: The Micronutrient Initiative is most effective when it is working closely with local governments. With programs in more than 70 countries around the globe, MI works with countless federal, state and municipal governments to develop, implement and monitor nutrition programs.

How we work with others:

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Global Affairs Canada leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance and works to reduce world poverty and suffering by providing humanitarian assistance and supporting sustainable development for a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. For more than two decades, the Government of Canada, through GAC, directly supports MI’s efforts around the globe and is a leader for global nutrition efforts.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization directs and coordinates health programs within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. MI relies on WHO for nutrition standards and policy and supports the generation of evidence to inform global programming.

World Food Programme
As the food aid arm of the UN, the World Food Programme (WFP) supplies food where needed to meet emergency needs and support economic and social development.

The agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place. The WFP works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry. MI and WFP work at increasing the intake of essential micronutrients by women, adolescent girls and children in refugee and other populations targeted by WFP. MI and WFP work together to improve nutrition analyses in target populations; improve program designs and tools and innovative delivery systems; improve the ability of local manufacturers to produce fortified blended foods and implement food fortification; mobilize donors to invest resources to support improved nutrition-sensitive programs; and establish capabilities in countries to implement, monitor and show impact of programs.

UNICEF
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is one of MI’s most trusted partners. We work together on several initiatives, including the vitamin A supplementation program.

Helen Keller International
The goal of Helen Keller International (HKI) programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty. MI works with HKI on several initiatives, including the vitamin A supplementation program.