Secure and diverse funding enables Transparency International to undertake its vital work, maintain its independence and reputation, and operate effectively.
We value all contributions to our work and would like to express our sincere gratitude to the institutions, companies and generous individuals who supported the Transparency International secretariat in 2019.
How we’re funded
We receive funding from a range of donors, including government agencies, multilateral institutions, foundations, the private sector and individuals. Funding may be unrestricted or tied to specific projects or programmes.
It is our policy to accept funding – whether monetary or in kind – from any donor, provided that acceptance does not impair our independence to pursue our mission or endanger our integrity and reputation. For more information, refer to our donations policy.
Who funds us
The income of the secretariat is predominantly provided by institutional donors, with government agencies and multilateral donors contributing - per cent of the funds for 2019.
Government donors at a glance
Among government agencies, European countries provide – per cent of funding, up from 74 per cent in 2018, largely due to the increased contribution of the United Kingdom. Funding from governments in the Americas… to – pre cent (2018: 19 per cent). Governments from Asia and the Pacific contribute – per cent of the income this year (2018: 7 per cent). Individual donors and coalition partners remain relatively small funding streams.
Full list of donors
It is our policy to list all donations over €1,000 and publicly disclose these. Below is a list of donors that supported the secretariat (including Transparency International EU, Friends of Transparency International and the International Anti-Corruption Conference) with contributions exceeding €1,000 in 2019.
Further information is available in our audited financial reports.
- Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia
- Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany
- Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
- Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Belgium
- German Agency for International Development (GIZ)
- Global Affairs Canada
- Irish Aid
- Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
- Government of the Republic of Korea
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
- US Department of State
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- European Commission (EC)
- Inter-American Development Bank
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- United Nations Women
Foundations and Trusts
- Adessium Foundation
- Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT)
- BHP Foundation
- OSI Development Foundation
- Open Society Foundations (OSF)
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Democracy and Media Foundation
- King Baudouin Foundation
- Equinor ASA
- Ernst & Young LLP
- Norsk Hydro ASA
- Sanlam Life Insurance Limited
- Sanlam Life Insurance Limited
- Snam S.p.A.
- Stora Enso OYJ
Other organisations, institutions and coalition partners
- Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI)
- Friends of Transparency International (FOTI)
- International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)
- Journalism Development Network (JDN)
- Consejo Nacional para la Etica Publica-Proética
- Rencontre pour la paix et les droits de l'homme (RPDH)
- Task Force for Financial Integrity
- Transparency International France
- Transparency International UK
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Søren Fabian Heupel
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