Working together to build a better world

SDGs at a glance

The Sustainable Development Goals represent a historic, unprecedented opportunity for philanthropy.

The number of new global goals for sustainable development

The number of countries that have adopted the SDGs

The annual development deficit that philanthropy can solve

An opportunity for collaboration

Common goals

A shared focus and framework for the global community

Accountable partners

A commitment from world leaders to drive progress

Strategies for success

A blueprint for mainstreaming the SDGs in country

What is this site for?

The SDG Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP) helps foundations and philanthropists optimize their resources by enabling effective collaboration with governments and actors in our pilot countries.

See more information about each country

What this site helps you with

Better understanding

Understand the SDG processes and why engagement in partnerships is vital for impact.

Insight into countries

Learn about needs and challenges, policy and coordination mechanisms, and stakeholder landscapes.

Tips on how to engage

Receive guidance on how to get started with your journey and who can help along the way.

Ways to be an effective collaborator

1

Understand the landscape and learn from others

to align with local needs and experience
2

Support and work with local foundations and NGOs

to build local capacity
3

Engage in cross-sector partnerships

to better reach your outcomes
4

Use blended finance partnerships

to open up new avenues
5

Build trust and promote transparency

to strengthen local systems
6

Engage SDG mechanisms

to drive broader impact

About the SDG Philanthropy platform

The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development planning. We are a global facilitator that help partners optimize their resources by enabling effective collaboration with the broader development ecosystem in countries. The Platform is a collaboration between philanthropy and the greater international development community, led by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Foundation Center, and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and UN Foundation.

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Meet the Team

Contact our team members to help achieve the SDGs

Marcos Athias Neto
Marcos Athias Neto

Director of the UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), SDG Philanthropy Platform

marcos.neto@undp.org

Karolina Mzyk-Callias
Karolina Mzyk-Callias

Policy Specialist on foundations, at the UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), SDG Philanthropy Platform

karolina.mzyk@undp.org

Heather Grady
Heather Grady

Advisor to foundations at the SDG Philanthropy Platform, and Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

hgrady@rockpa.org

Lauren Bradford
Lauren Bradford

Advisor to the SDG Philanthropy Platform, and Director of Global Partnerships at Foundation Center

lbr@foundationcenter.org

Arif Ekram
Arif Ekram

Assistant Advisor to the SDG Philanthropy Platform, and Manager of Global Partnerships at Foundation Center

ame@foundationcenter.org

Karina Grosheva
Karina Grosheva

International Consultant - Project Officer and Country Support on partnerships with philanthropy and social investors at the UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), SDG Philanthropy Platform

karina.grosheva@undp.org

Sarah Genevieve Gemski
Sarah Genevieve Gemski

Consulting intern at the UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), SDG Philanthropy Platform

sarah.gemski@undp.org

Radhika Shah
Radhika Shah

SDG Philanthropy Platform Advisor and Co-President Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs

radhika@cs.stanford.edu

Jessica Russell
Jessica Russell

Communications Consultant at the UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), SDG Philanthropy Platform

jessica.russell@undp.org

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