SDG Philanthropy Platform: Helping Philanthropy Engage
in the Global Development Agenda

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Who Are We?

The SDG Philanthropy Platform informs and catalyzes collaboration through building awareness and connections between those working in the philanthropy sector and beyond. We share a belief that the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an important and effective new roadmap to a better world for all. We have brought together hundreds of foundations and philanthropists across many countries to create new partnerships to increase funding and create programs that will have greater, and more sustainable, impact on people’s lives. The SDGs weave together social, economic, and environmental challenges and solutions, and their creation and endorsement by all the world’s governments represents the efforts and voices of millions of people globally.

Launched by the United Nations Development Program, Foundation Center, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in 2014, our Platform’s partnerships illustrate the dedication of foundations and philanthropists from North and South America to Asia and from Europe to Africa. Explore our website and learn how you can join our effort to create the world we all hope to see.

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How Does Your Work Align with the SDGs?

Use our new tool, the SDG Indicator Wizard, to determine which Sustainable Development Goals and Targets relate to your work, and which indicators you can track in conjunction with your own indicators to measure your work’s impact.

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Dominik Lange

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Indonesia

    Pilot Country

    Indonesia is an archipelago state comprised of thousands of islands with an HDI ranking of 108 out of 187 countries. Its estimated population of 252 million makes it the world’s 4th most populous country, yet many people live below the extreme poverty line.

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    Levi Morsy

  • Zambia

    Pilot Country

    Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, with an estimated population of 15.7 million. Much of the population lives in rural areas, but the country is rapidly urbanizing.

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    UN, Zambia

  • Colombia

    Pilot Country

    Colombia is a country in South America, with an HDI ranking of 98 out of 187 countries. The main obstacle to human development in the country is an asymmetric armed conflict that has been occurring since 1960.

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    UNDP Colombia

  • Ghana

    Pilot Country

    Located in West Africa, Ghana is the ninth largest economy in Africa. While it ranks 138 out of 187 countries in the HDI, over the last decade Ghana has grown economically, and also made progress on good governance, youth and gender empowerment.

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    UNDP Ghana

  • Kenya

    Pilot Country

    Kenya is a country in East Africa with a largely rural population of about 45 million. The country is mainly agricultural, with other economic activities revolving around tourism, services, transport, communication, mining and oil.

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    UNDP Kenya

Blog Posts and Articles

Why a Small Family Foundation Supports the SDG Philanthropy Platform


Pete Brach of the Brach Family Charitable Foundation and supporter of the Platform, shares his journey of philanthropy, finding a lack of available critical information for foundations to achieve greater impact, and a lack of collaboration and partnership to scale existing work. Pete Brach discuss’ the fFoundations support for the Platforms work on early childhood development in Kenya, working with Hilton Foundation, and with civil society and government very much involved.

Case Studies

Spotlight on WWB Foundation
SDG Philanthropy Platform


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"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of
justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural.
It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the
actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a
generation to be great. You can be that generation."

Nelson Mandela