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

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

What's New

Join the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017

UNLEASH is a global not-for-profit initiative with the vision to build the world’s leading platform for innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year leading up to 2030, 1,000 hand-picked top talents will come together to co-create breakthrough solutions with support from a vibrant ecosystem of investors, corporates, academics and expert facilitators.

The first event will kick off in Denmark in 2017. Right now, dedicated and innovative talents aged 20-35 can apply to participate in the event in Denmark. UNLEASH will cover the costs of flights, visa, and accommodation during the entire program in Denmark. See the invitation here and go to to apply no later than May 1st, 2017.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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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