Support the Center for Global Development

Your contribution makes it possible for the Center’s researchers to devise practical, evidence-based solutions for today’s most pressing development challenges.

Since 2001, CGD has worked to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world's top decision makers. We are a fiercely independent research institution committed to transparency, diversity, and integrity.

We invite you to become a member of our community by making a one-time or recurring donation below:

Send your contribution via mail

If you prefer to mail your contribution, you can make a check payable to the Center for Global Development and address to:

Abby Newbold
Institutional Advancement Associate
Center for Global Development
2055 L St NW, Fifth Floor
Washington DC 20036
United States

Contribute stocks or mutual funds or via wire transfer

If you are interested in supporting the Center through a stock gift or wire transfer, please notify the Institutional Advancement Team at We will provide further instructions for you and/or your financial advisor.

Secure a match for your contribution

Many businesses and foundations match the donations of their staff and Board members. This is a simple way to maximize the impact of your support to the Center. Inquire about matches with your company's Accounting department or your Board secretary. CGD is also part of the World Bank’s Community Connections Campaign and Benevity Causes, which will match giving from select workplaces.

Select CGD as a nonprofit recipient on giving sites

Online shopping sites like AmazonSmile offer simple and automatic ways for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon, they will donate .5 percent of the purchase price to CGD. Go to AmazonSmile and select CGD as your recipient charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Other sites with similar programs include iGive and GiveAsYouLive.

Include a bequest in your will or trust

By making a contribution to the Center through a will, trust, estate, or other future gift, you can support CGD’s work for years to come. You will also become a member of our esteemed Legacy Society. Additional information about how to give a legacy contribution can be found here. Please contact the Institutional Advancement Team at with any questions or for more information.  

Partner with CGD: foundations, bilateral organizations, and other NGOs

The Center works with foundations, bilateral organizations, and other NGOs on shared research and policy priorities. If you are interested in learning more about a thought partnership with CGD, please email to learn more about collaborating with CGD experts.

Our Commitment to Funding Transparency

CGD is deeply committed to the principles of transparency and accountability for fostering better development outcomes and in our work. We believe in applying the same standards of transparency to our own funding, a level of disclosure that goes beyond the information traditionally disclosed in US tax forms and annual reports. Learn more about How We’re Funded and our external transparency assessments and ranking.

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The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent and nonpartisan research institution. As such, and as in the case of all donations to CGD, CGD will retain total discretion regarding the use of funds, subject only to our commitment to use these funds for the specific use of supporting the project described in an agreement. There can be no conditions or limitations on CGD’s independence in research, findings, conclusions, or resulting publications. Where appropriate, CGD may welcome and consider comments or views from donors, but CGD will retain total discretion and final decision-making authority regarding program and project research topics, speakers, and participants in activities, and on the contents of reports. CGD’s employees and agents shall not engage in federal lobbying contacts or federal lobbying activity, as such terms are defined in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. § 1601, et. seq., as amended, on behalf of any donor. CGD shall not function directly or indirectly as a donor's representative or agent to the public at large. In carrying out the activities described in this proposal, CGD and its employees and agents shall not act as agents of any foreign principal as such terms are defined in the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. § 601 et. seq., as amended. Further, CGD shall not undertake activities on behalf of the donor that constitute “political activities” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, including activities that are intended to in any way influence any agency or official of the Government of the United States or any section of the public within the United States with reference to formulating, adopting, or changing the domestic or foreign policies of the United States or with reference to the political or public interests, policies, or relations of a foreign government or foreign political party. For the avoidance of doubt, CGD’s work shall not be directed by a foreign government or foreign political party and shall not directly promote the public or political interests of a foreign government or foreign political party. Contributions must conform to CGD's funding principles. CGD's tax identification number is 52-2351337. CGD Europe is a company limited by guarantee in the UK and an England and Wales registered charity (1157318).

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