Contributions to FFI provide technical assistance for planning, implementing and monitoring successful fortification programs. For example, gifts may provide an expert evaluation of a country’s capacity to fortify rice, help train food safety inspectors to ensure that flour is properly fortified, or guide local nutritionists in ways to measure the impact of fortification.

In 2015 our contributions were USD 1.9 million. Our current financial contributions are from:

  • Bühler
  • Bunge Ltd.
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Interflour Group PTE, Ltd.
  • Micronutrient Initiative (MI)
  • 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
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

In addition, matching grant program known as Smarter Futures supports work in Africa. Smarter Futures partners include AkzoNobel, Helen Keller International, and the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and FFI.

In-kind donations are also received from:

  • Emory University
  • International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM)
  • Multiple in-country stakeholders

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.

The CDC Foundation serves as the grant administrator for most of FFI's contributions. The CDC Foundation is a US-based 501(c)(3) organization, and its Federal Identification Number is 58-2106707. For more information, please contact Rachel Ward Jackson, Senior Advancement Officer, at