Who supports us

Transparency International receives funding from a number of different sources including governments, foundations, the private sector and individuals.

We value all contributions to our work and would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following institutions, companies and generous individuals who have donated in 2016 to the Transparency International Secretariat.

It is Transparency International’s policy to list all donations over €1,000 and publicly disclose these. All donations over €1,000 to the Transparency International Secretariat can be found in our Audited Financial Reports. Below a list of donors is provided which supported the secretariat with contributions exceeding €1,000 in 2016.

Government agencies

Multilateral institutions


  • Stichting Adessium                                                                          
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust                                                                                     
  • Foundation Pierre Pfister                   
  • BHP Billiton Foundation                                                                                          
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation                                                             
  • Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)                                                        
  • Luminate                                              
  • Wellspring Advisors                                                                         
  • Asia House                                                              
  • Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)                                               
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts                                                                             
  • Open Society Foundations                                                                 
  • King Baudouin Foundation                                                                            
  • Tides                                                                                              
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung                                                                                   
  • Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington       
  • Seattle International Foundation  

Corporate sector

Other organisations and institutions

Individuals contributing €1,000 or more in 2016

Dorothy Parker Maloff, Soren Fabian Heupel, Johann Peter Jessen, Giovanna Longo, Rolf Hellenbrand, Johannes Wery, Detlev Elsner, Laurenz Reichl 

Pro bono recognition

We extend our gratitude to the many individuals and organisations that provided voluntary, pro bono, and in-kind services, in particular Dow Jones Factiva and Microsoft for their generosity. We greatly value the pro bono legal assistance to Transparency International and its National Chapters facilitated by pro bono clearinghouses Advocates for International Development (A4ID), International Senior Lawyers Project, TrustLaw of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, PILnet the Global Network for Public Interest Law, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice; and provided by Ashurst, Covington and Burling, DLA Piper, ORRICK, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, RAUE Rechtsanwälte, White & Case, throughout 2016.