The Foundation benefits from the support of individual givers, private sector partners, trusts, institutions, foundations and others who give their time, expertise and funding to ensure that we can continue our work. Without the help of our committed donors and partners, we could not reach as many women entrepreneurs as we do.
We are always seeking to build relationships with donors that share the aims and values of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. For more information please get in touch via our contact page.
Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative, Accenture is equipping more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser-Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 155,000 employees based in 25 countries worldwide. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World.
The Angélica Fuentes Foundation recognizes women empowerment and gender equality as some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development in the world. With a hemispheric focus, the Angelica Fuentes Foundation works to promote and encourage gender equality and women economic empowerment in Latin America. Amongst others, the Foundation focuses primarily on three key areas in the communities and countries where it operates: women’s access to the labour force and their participation in the economic activity of the country, access to primary and secondary education and professional formation for girls and women alike, and the elimination of the gender salary gap in the region.
Through strategic partnerships, investments, and programs, Bank of America is connecting women to the human, social and financial capital they need to maximize their potential. Bank of America’s efforts are empowering women to enrich their lives as well as those of their families and communities, thereby creating stronger economies around the world. In this way, Bank of America are bringing the capabilities of their entire company to provide a more holistic approach to support women’s economic advancement in the U.S. and around the world.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and fighting hunger and poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing in changing people’s lives and environments from central Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. With an emphasis on working with the private sector, the Bank invests in projects, engages in policy dialogue and provides technical advice that fosters innovation and builds sustainable and open-market economies.
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Since 2005, the ExxonMobil Foundation has helped women in developing countries fulfil their economic potential and drive economic and social change in their communities. To date, it has invested more than $110 million to help community-based and global partners implement programs directly benefiting tens of thousands of women in over 90 countries.
Founded in 2006 by the Happel family, the Happel Foundation is a Swiss charitable foundation based in Lucerne. The Foundation has two focal points of support – supporting people in Switzerland who are in social and/or economic distress, and putting resources into fighting poverty in developing countries.
The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation is an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Through strategic partnerships with organisations across the region, the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation focuses its investments on the most vulnerable people and supports sustainable programmes that have a clear and measurable impact.
Oak Foundation is a group of philanthropic organisations which, since its establishment in 1998, has given more than 2,700 grants to not-for-profit organisations around the world. Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.
Fuelled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid.
The Pratt Foundation was established in 1978 by Richard and Jeanne Pratt with the shared vision of supporting charitable enterprises and adding value to philanthropy. The Foundation’s mission statement is: “To enrich the lives of our communities”. This statement highlights the diversity and pluralism of the communities which The Pratt Foundation serves in Australia, Israel, Asia, and Europe, and its commitment to add value to them. As Heloise Waislitz, the Chair of The Pratt Foundation says, “Involvement in philanthropy brings great responsibilities. But it is also a great privilege”.
The Qualcomm Wireless Reach initiative brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. By working with partners, Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.5 billion, through more than 4,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world. The SNF funds organizations and projects, worldwide, that aim to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact, for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management.
Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2013 to pursue charitable goals to honor the philanthropic spirit of Daniel Swarovski, who founded the crystal business in 1895. Since then, five generations of the Swarovski family have reinforced the company’s commitment to philanthropy and charitable giving. The Swarovski Foundation’s mission is to build on this heritage by supporting charitable initiatives and organizations working in three areas. Fostering Creativity and Culture by promoting the arts, advancing education, supporting cultural institutions and innovative projects with cutting edge talent; Promoting Wellbeing, supporting initiatives on women’s empowerment, access to health and education and assisting the advancement and development of young people and communities; and Conserving Natural Resources through water sustainability and environmental projects to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment. The Swarovski Foundation Board of Trustees is chaired by Nadja Swarovski.
TEB, a reputable institution in the Turkish banking sector, was established in 1927. In the wake of its strategic partnership with BNP Paribas in 2005, TEB has carried its expertise in corporate, commercial and private banking over into the fields of retail and SME banking. Having taken a “Consultant Bank” approach through its SME Banking for a decade, TEB launched Turkey’s most comprehensive Women’s Banking program in 2015. Providing not only financial support but also consultancy support, TEB Women Banking focuses on four main problems women face in business; ‘access to finance’, ‘access to information’, ‘access to markets’ and ‘access to mentoring’.
The Trafigura Foundationprovides long-term funding and expertise to improve socio-economic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. The Foundation pursues its mission by supporting programmes in two fields of action: fostering fair & sustainable employment and promoting clean & safe supply chains.
The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State works to ensure that the rights of women and girls are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy. Under the leadership of Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell, the Office works to promote peace, prosperity, and security around the world by empowering women and girls to fully participate in society. Since 2009, the office has managed a worldwide small grants program to advance U.S. policy and advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls.
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Our Membership Community plays a vital role in helping the Foundation achieve its aims. The support of this community has, among other things, helped us to fund projects, leverage meaningful partnerships, and raise the profile of the Foundation around the world. We thank all those involved. Click here to find out more on how to join our membership community.
Lady Katy Tse Blair
Tina Brown Emma and David Cochrane
Francine Le Frak and Rick Friedberg
Hemraj Goyal Foundation; Avnish and Anita Goyal
Brent and Genevieve Hoberman
Sanjeev and Sangita Kanoria
Lam Kin Chung Morning Sun Charity Fund
Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.
Sir David Tang
The Giving Back Foundation; Meera Gandhi