GiveWell, a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities, has ranked FFI as a "standout charity." Individuals can donate online here.

The National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (CDC Foundation), a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity, serves as the grant administrator for most financial contributions to FFI. Its Federal Tax Identification Number is 58-2106707. For more information, please contact the Advancement Department at

Contributions to FFI provide technical assistance for planning, implementing and monitoring successful fortification programs. For example, gifts in 2016 allowed us to develop a strategy for fortifying maize flour in Africa and support development of standards for wheat flour fortification in India. See our 2016 Year in Review for details.

In 2016 our contributions were USD 2.36 million. We are grateful to the following supporters:

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Bühler Group
  • Bunge Ltd.
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Emory University *
  • GiveWell nonprofit organization which recommended us as a "standout charity."
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Interflour Group PTE, Ltd.
  • International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) *
  • International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus *
  • National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (CDC Foundation)
  • National Philanthropic Trust
  • Nutrition International, formerly known as Micronutrient Initiative
  • Tata Trusts
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
* In-kind donation
Multiple year donor

In addition, matching grant program known as Smarter Futures supports work in Africa. Smarter Futures partners include AkzoNobel, Helen Keller International, and the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and FFI.

Funding exception:

The blend of vitamins and minerals added to grain products during fortification is called premix. We do not endorse any premix manufacturer. We invite all interested premix companies to sponsor lunches, receptions, or coffee breaks at our events, but to avoid conflicts of interest, we limit annual contributions from premix suppliers. Premix companies are also not represented on the Executive Management Team.

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