Funding Structure & Sources

At present, GPPi is entirely project-funded. We do not have an endowment or core funding. The institute is financed through project grants, contractual work, and donations. Our main funders are various foundations, European governments, the European Commission, and a number of United Nations agencies. The diversity of our financial sources helps us to preserve our intellectual independence and ability to work across political divides – two prerequisites for fulfilling our mission. As a non-profit organization, we reinvest profits generated by commercial contracts into our research and debate activities. We ensure organizational cohesion through financial solidarity across projects and teams.

We welcome tax-deductible donations from individuals and institutions who share our mission and would like to support our work. For more information, please contact Katrin Kinzelbach.

To preserve our intellectual freedom while forging partnerships with donors who want to support our work, GPPi applies the following three principles:

  1. GPPi values its intellectual freedom above all else and will not accept funding or rewards of any kind that seek to influence or control the direction, content, or findings of its research and projects.
  2. GPPi does not engage in lobbying to influence specific legislation, will not arrange for donors to meet with officials, or accept demands that violate the institute’s independence.
  3. To ensure transparency, GPPi publishes an annual financial overview on its website and discloses all project funders.

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Regional Orgs

European Commission

Foundations

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Berghof Foundation

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung

German Foundation for Peace Research

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Volkswagen Stiftung

Governments

German Federal Foreign Office

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

UK Department for International Development

Multilateral Orgs.

United Nations Global Compact

World Food Progamme

NGOs

New America Foundation

Norwegian Refugee Council

Universities

Central European University

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Regional Orgs

European Commission

Foundations

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Open Society Foundations

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Volkswagen Stiftung

Governments

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

UK Department for International Development

Individual Donors

Various

Multilateral Orgs.

International Committee of the Red Cross

United Nations Global Compact

World Food Progamme

NGOs

New America Foundation

Norwegian Refugee Council

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Regional Orgs

European Commission

Foundations

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Humanity United

Open Society Foundations

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Stiftung Mercator

Volkswagen Stiftung

Governments

Center for International Peace Operations

European Recovery Programme

German Federal Foreign Office

German Federal Ministry for the Interior

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

UK Department for International Development

Multilateral Orgs.

International Committee of the Red Cross

United Nations Global Compact

Individual Donors

Various

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Regional Orgs

European Commission

Foundations

Open Society Foundations

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Stiftung Mercator

Volkswagen Stiftung

Governments

European Recovery Programme

German Federal Foreign Office

German Federal Ministry for the Interior

Individual Donors

Various

Multilateral Orgs.

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Universities

Central European University

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Regional Orgs

European Commission

Foundations

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Draeger Foundation

German Foundation for Peace Research

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Open Society Foundations

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Stiftung Mercator

Governments

German Federal Foreign Office

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Swedish International Development Agency

Individual Donors

Various

Multilateral Orgs.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

NGOs

World Wildlife Fund

The above figures do not include projects undertaken by GPPi staff in their personal capacity, such as publications and independent evaluation assignments.

For questions about the numbers, please contact Wade Hoxtell.