By partnering with foundations, Plan International USA ensures we’ll have strong allies in achieving our work around the world. All of our foundational partners have important goals that align with our core values.
- MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations, working to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. With support from the Foundation, Plan is working to improve access to quality maternal health services and secondary education for underserved populations in Nigeria.
- NoVo Foundation
NoVo Foundation supports the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world. The Foundation envisions a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women. Since 2014, the Foundation has been a supporter of Plan’s Because I Am a Girl (BIAAG) initiative, a global campaign that aims to reach 4 million girls directly – improving their lives with access to school, skills, livelihoods, and protection.
- Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people throughout the world. One of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives focuses on children affected by HIV and AIDS. Through this initiative, the Foundation works to directly impact the lives of young children affected by HIV and AIDS in high-prevalence regions by ensuring that they are better able to realize their full potential for cognitive, social, and physical development. Since 2012, the Foundation has supported Plan’s work to strengthen the Community-Led Action for Children (CLAC) model in Kenya. The model focuses on providing responsive, holistic support services for the most vulnerable children, promoting parenting empowerment, and applying news tools to expand and substantiate the evidence base on early childhood care and development..
- Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
The mission of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is to provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment. Through its Relief and Resilience program, the Foundation focuses on capacity building and reducing the impact of future disasters. Since 2014, the Foundation has supported Plan’s work to improve resilience and mitigate risk for vulnerable communities in Asia through immediate disaster response as well as longer-term recovery efforts..
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Since 2011, the Foundation has supported Plan’s work focused on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), an approach designed to generate long-term change in sanitation behaviors, which can then stimulate both demand and supply for improved sanitation and sustainable reductions in open defecation. With support from the Foundation, Plan is collecting, evaluating, and disseminating lessons learned that address common challenges to implementing CLTS at scale, based on applied research from detailed pilot interventions in Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia.
- Blanche T. Enders Charitable Trust
- Molly Gingerich-Barbara Pillsbury-Milne Fund
- The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation
- The Raymond and Elizabeth Bloch Educational Foundation