Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

Ways To Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Center for Global Development. Our impact depends in large part on our robust and growing networks of supporters and partners. We invite you to become an active member of this community through our Partners Council, CGD Society, or Legacy Society and work with us to fundamentally alter the playing field so that poor people in developing countries will have better and lasting opportunities.

You can make a one-time or recurring contribution below:


Send your contribution via mail

Please make checks payable to the Center for Global Development and mail to:

Liesl Schnabel
Institutional Advancement Associate, Strategic Partnerships
Center for Global Development
2055 L St NW, Fifth Floor
Washington DC 20036
United States

Contribute stocks or mutual funds or via wire transfer

If you are interested in supporting the Center through a stock gift or wire transfer, please notify the Institutional Advancement Team at We will provide further instructions for you and/or your financial advisor.

Secure a match for your contribution

Many businesses and foundations match the donations of their staff and Board members. This is a simple way to maximize the impact of your support to the Center. Inquire about matches with your company's Accounting department or your Board secretary. CGD is also part of the World Bank’s 2016 Community Connections Campaign and Benevity Causes, which will match giving from select workplaces.

Select CGD as a nonprofit recipient on giving sites

Online shopping sites like AmazonSmile offer simple and automatic ways for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon, they will donate .5% of the purchase price to CGD.  Go to AmazonSmile and select CGD as your recipient charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Other sites with similar programs include iGive and GiveAsYouLive.

Ways to Engage

Partners Council

The Partners Council is a unique forum for highly respected corporate and individual actors that share CGD’s commitment to making the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place.  Through their intellectual and financial support, members have the opportunity to engage directly with CGD experts on a broad range of policy issues and to become part of a global network of likeminded leaders.

 CGD Society

CGD Society members share a commitment to a better future for people in the developing world. Throughout the year, CGD Society members receive advanced notice of the Center's public conferences and events and are invited to participate in informal, private briefings. These are unparalleled opportunities to exchange ideas and information with CGD experts, and with leading figures in international policy, business, NGO, and media circles. At the following levels, CGD Society members also receive:

  • $150 – quarterly President’s update; weekly CGD newsletter; premier event invitations; recognition on CGD’s website
  • $500 – all benefits at the $150 level; complimentary copies of CGD published books
  • $1,000-$4,999 – all benefits at the $500 level; acknowledgment in CGD’s annual report; invitation to a private CGD event and reception and listing as an event sponsor
  • $5,000 and upPartners Council benefits

Include a bequest in your will or trust

By making a contribution to the Center through a will, trust, estate, or other future gift, you can support CGD’s work for years to come. You will also become a member of our esteemed Legacy Society. Additional information about how to give a legacy contribution can be found here. Please contact the Institutional Advancement Team at with any questions or for more information.  


Our Commitment to Funding Transparency

CGD is deeply committed to the principles of transparency and accountability for fostering better development outcomes and in our work. We believe in applying the same standards of transparency to our own funding, a level of disclosure that goes beyond the information traditionally disclosed in US tax forms and annual reports. Learn more about How We’re Funded and our external transparency assessments and ranking.

To learn more about supporting CGD or if you have any questions, please contact the Institutional Advancement Team at

The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonpartisan research institution and a 501(c)(3) organization, supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, bilateral organizations and corporations. All contributions to the Center for Global Development are US tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law and will be disclosed to the IRS and may be disclosed to the public. Contributions also must conform to CGD's funding principles. CGD's tax identification number is 52-2351337. CGD Europe is established as a company limited by guarantee in the UK and as a registered UK charity (number 1157318).

We are grateful to our funders for their appreciation and support for our funding guidelines and transparency policies. CGD does not accept funding that seeks to impose limits or restrictions on our independence in research, findings, conclusions or resulting publications.