The SDG Philanthropy Platform
The Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP or the 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 agenda.
Established as a global facilitator that enables strong partnerships between philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders, SDGPP is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and UN Foundation.
To date, the Platform has brought together over a thousand philanthropists across various countries to facilitate effective collaboration so that together, funding and programmes have a greater and more sustainable impact on people's lives.
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What We Do - Our Impact Model
Connecting and Convening
The SDG Philanthropy Platform brings foundations and their grantees to work on national plans for the SDGs with the government and UN. We build connections on the ground and through our digital community platform. To date, the Platform has engaged over 1,500 stakeholders in our global network.
Building Collaborative Pathways
Once we bring stakeholders together, we utilize the collective expertise of our partners to develop pathways where philanthropy and government can collaborate. These pathways define key funding and innovation areas that will accelerate progress towards the SDGs. We have developed 11 scalable pathways to achieve the SDGs.
By connecting key stakeholders and building collaborative pathways for local SDG action, we set the stage to catalyze and fund innovative approaches to solve the world's most pressing problems. Through rich data, ecosystem mapping, and robust networks we connect foundations to initiatives that accelerate progress towards the SDGs. To date, we have funded 8 innovative projects that are using dynamic approaches to ensure safe, universal, and affordable access to water in Ghana, foster Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Kenya, and promote the well-being of children in Zambia.
How We Work
Where We Work
SDGPP has established pathways to engage philanthropy in the national SDG planning and implementation in 8 pilot countries, namely Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the US and Zambia, and is currently seeking to expand to many others.
Meet the Team
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Natalya is Programme Officer at UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, SDG Philanthropy Platform.
Kelly Diggins is associate at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' Global Philanthropy Team.
Heather Grady is lead adviser to foundations at the SDG Philanthropy Platform, and Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Karolina Mzyk-Callias is Policy Specialist on foundations, at the UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), and a global team leader of the SDG Philanthropy P
Radhika Shah is an Advisor to the SDG Philanthropy Platform and CoPresident of Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs