The Foundation for the Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is supported by the Foundation for the Global Compact, a U.S.-based non-profit that exists solely to provide vital financial, operational and programmatic assistance to the work of the UN Global Compact.

The Foundation’s relationship with the United Nations is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In accordance with the MoU, the Foundation’s main functions comprise:

  • Fundraising to support the UN Global Compact
  • Providing financial and programmatic support for the UN Global Compact initiative and its activities
  • Promotion and advocacy of the UN Global Compact initiative and its Ten Principles

The Foundation was created in 2006 on the principle that public-private collaboration is essential to find lasting solutions to pressing global problems. In order to support the mission and vision of the UN Global Compact, the Foundation is authorized to raise funds from the global business community and broader private sector. Learn more about our finances.

In addition to fundraising activities, the Foundation provides general support to advancing the development of the strategy, programmatic offerings and global events of the UN Global Compact, including through provision of staff and other resources.

The Foundation for the Global Compact is proudly recognized as a Guide Star Exchange Gold Participant.

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Incorporated under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit corporation, the Foundation for the Global Compact is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Service and qualifies for maximum charitable contribution deductions by donors where applicable. Our US Federal Tax Identification Number is 16-1756484.

Learn more about Global Compact finances.

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