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million invested/committed


innovations delivering impact


million people set to benefit from GIF investments by 2030

What we do

The Global Innovation Fund is a non-profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world's poorest people.

We believe that the best ideas for solving some of the world's most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through our grants and risk capital, we help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies to maximise their impact and affect meaningful change.

Private Sector Scaling
Private Sector Scaling
Public Sector Scaling
Public Sector Scaling
Hybrid Scaling
Hybrid Scaling

Case studies

Type of Investment:
Convertible loan
Equity and debt
Equity investment
Simple Agreement for Future Equity

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We accept applications on a continuous basis, with no deadlines or ’rounds’ of funding. In addition to this open application window, we actively seek out investments. Our review process is highly selective and rigorous, and less than 10% of applicants are invited to submit full proposals.

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