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Share of Total Foundation SDG Funding for 2010-2015

$407,937,082

Country Information

  • Population26.8 Million
  • GDP Per Capita$1,441.6
  • Poverty Rate28.6%

Top 25

Foundations

Recipients

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Top Grants

Top Grants

  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Community Water and Sanitation Agency
    Amount: $8,648,407
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  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $6,998,115
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  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Ministry of Communications
    Amount: $3,840,000
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  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Ministry of Communications
    Amount: $3,840,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $3,210,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $3,210,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $3,210,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $2,350,000
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  • Grantmaker: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,800,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,584,700
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,584,700
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: African Center for Economic Transformation
    Amount: $1,445,817
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,413,628
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: INDEPTH Network
    Amount: $1,250,000
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  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
    Amount: $1,000,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
    Amount: $1,000,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
    Amount: $1,000,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: IT Enabled Services Secretariat
    Amount: $882,177
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: IT Enabled Services Secretariat
    Amount: $882,177
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: IT Enabled Services Secretariat
    Amount: $882,177
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Recipient: National Council for Tertiary Education
    Amount: $845,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Challenging Heights
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Reach for Recovery Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Reach for Recovery Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: International Federation of Women Lawyers
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: New Skills for Women
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Creative Storm
    Amount: $25,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: The MasterCard Foundation
    Recipient: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    Amount: $20,780,151
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  • Grantmaker: The MasterCard Foundation
    Recipient: Ashesi University College
    Amount: $12,963,648
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  • Grantmaker: The MasterCard Foundation
    Recipient: Ashesi University College
    Amount: $12,963,648
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Community Water and Sanitation Agency
    Amount: $8,648,407
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $100,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $100,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: ABANTU for Development
    Amount: $90,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: ABANTU for Development, Ghana
    Amount: $80,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Nana Yaa Memorial Trust for Good Quality Reproductive Health Services
    Amount: $60,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Nana Yaa Memorial Trust for Good Quality Reproductive Health Services
    Amount: $60,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women Ventures International
    Amount: $50,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women Ventures International
    Amount: $50,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Network for Women's Rights in Ghana
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women Peace and Security Network Africa
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: GDA Concepts Limited
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: GDA Concepts Limited
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: GDA Concepts Limited
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Ark Foundation
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Pro-Link Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Creative Storm
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Creative Storm
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject:

Distribution of Foundation Funding by SDG for 2010-2015

Distribution of ODA Funding by SDG for 2010-2015

Change in Foundation Funding

The line above represents only partial data for 2015 as data collection for 2015 is still ongoing.

Change in Official Development Assistance (ODA) Funding

Human Development Index

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Social Progress Index (SPI)

Distribution of Foundation Funding by Population

Children & Youth

$84,689,516
220 Grants

Women & Girls

$72,984,710
321 Grants

People with Disabilities

$5,175,792
74 Grants

Migrants & Refugees

$4,084,180
7 Grants

Crime or Abuse Victims

$2,087,821
46 Grants

People with HIV/AIDS

$1,268,054
41 Grants

Indigenous Peoples

$1,054,600
10 Grants

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

$205,000
7 Grants

Pilot Country Details

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. However, rates for infant and maternal mortality and life expectancy fall below expectations in a country with such remarkable stability. Malaria—the leading cause of death in Ghana—is another concern, as are rural‐urban disparities in health care services. There is also room for improvement in primary school enrollment levels, human resource development, infrastructure, citizen engagement, government responsiveness and accountability, natural resource governance and gender equity.

UNDP Contact

Pearl Darko is the National Coordinator for SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana, at UNDP Ghana.

pearl.darko@one.un.org

 

Isaac Debrah is Research Analyst for the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana, at UNDP Ghana. isaac.debrah@undp.org

Blog Posts and Articles

Press Release

24-3-2017

SDG Ecosystem Micro-site and Innovation Challenges Launched at the SDG Design-Thinking Water Initiative Workshop: How to Improve Water Challenges in Ghana for the SDGs

Philanthropy and Multi-Stakeholder Engagements in Advancing SDGs in Ghana

3-12-2016

The SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana is an important anchor for bringing a variety of stakeholders together in dialogue to advance Ghana’s SDGs. This was given a major boost with the visit in June 2016 by two of the Platform’s major funders – the Conrad N. Hilton and Ford Foundations – along with key implementing partner Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).

Giving Philanthropy a Voice on SDG Localization in Ghana

14-11-2016

The SDG Philanthropy Platform (the Platform) has again been recognized in Ghana’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localization efforts. This is typified by SDG Philanthropy Platform Ghana’s membership of the SDG Implementation Coordinating Committee - a body formed to advise and shape Ghana’s SDG alignment with the national development framework.

Collaboration is the key to achieving SDGs in Ghana – Forum

7-10-2016

In Ghana, commitment to the SDGs was reaffirmed on the 29th of September at a national Forum organised by the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) with support from Christian Aid – Ghana and in collaboration with Civil Society Platform on the SDGs to celebrate the one year adoption of the SDGs.

Latest

SDG Philanthropy Platform hosts first Stakeholder Consultative meeting in Ghana

 A Stakeholders Consultative meeting on the implementation of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana was held in Accra on December 9, 2015, to discuss relevant issues across the three priority goal areas of the Platform there — water, education, and employment — and explore practical aspects of the Platform in advance of the launching of the SDGs in January 2016. The Platform team recognized that the attendees were all experts in their various sectors and very knowledgeable about the challenges. So the workshop was structured as a moderated session followed by comments from the audience, allowing for the capture of various viewpoints. The workshop was focused not on gathering lists of challenges, but rather on identifying solutions. These included the strong need for “development ecosystem” mapping and a recommendation that the Platform could adopt the role of “collaboration” agency, developing benchmarks to monitor success. At the meeting the Ministry of Finance representative announced that the government was firmly supportive of the SDG Philanthropy Platform, which is now formally incorporated within the Ministry of Finance under the responsibility of Mrs. Gladys Ghartey. For more information, please contact Ghana Platform Coordinator Pearl Darko at pearl.darko@undp.org.