How to Donate

We need your help to reach as many people as possible to prevent the debilitating effects of anemia and thousands of preventable birth defects a year. 

  • Donate with a credit or debit card. You will be directed to a website for the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc., a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity which serves as FFI's grant administrator. Its federal tax identification Number is 58-2106707. It has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.
  • Use this address to send donations via a check, using this form, to:
    182 Howard Street #208
    San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

FFI is recommended by GiveWell, a non-profit evaluator that conducts in-depth analyses to identify outstanding giving opportunities for donors. FFI recommends donating through GiveWell due to its low overhead fees. GiveWell is a tax-exempt, U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) public charity. Its federal tax identification number is 20-8625442.

Your gift will allow us to expand the technical assistance we provide to government and industry leaders in their fight against vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

In 2018 our contributions were USD 2.3 million.

We are grateful to the following supporters:
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bühler Group
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Emory University *
  • GiveWell ‡
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Good Ventures
  • Interflour Group PTE, Ltd.
  • International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) *
  • International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF)*
  • Nutrition International
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
* In-kind donation
Multiple year donor

In addition, a matching grant program known as Smarter Futures supports work in Africa. The Smarter Futures core partners are FFI, GAIN, and IF. A steering team includes the core partners plus Bühler, Mühlenchemie, Nouryn, Nutritional International, and the World Food Programme. In 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands awarded Smarter Futures 1.4 million Euros to continue the partnershp through 2021.

Funding exception:

The blend of vitamins and minerals added to grain products during fortification is called premix. We do not endorse any premix manufacturer. We invite all interested premix companies to sponsor lunches, receptions, or coffee breaks at our events, but to avoid conflicts of interest, we limit annual contributions from premix suppliers. Premix companies are also not represented on the Executive Management Team.

2018 Gift Profile

Funding Opportunities

  • India - Replicate the successful Haryana state model and reach 400 million people
  • West Africa - Fortifed rice could fill a nutrition gap for 146 million people in 12 countries
  • China - With political support, sustained wheat flour and rice fortification could reach 1.4 billion people
  • Why Fortify? - Understand the health benefits before you donate

See Our Annual Reports

For financial or in-kind donor information contact:

Scott Montgomery

FFI Director