King Philanthropies

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress


Financial commitments
Milan 2017

Upon establishing King Philanthropies in 2016, we undertook a rigorous strategic planning process in which we analysed a host of possible interventions for alleviating extreme poverty. We applied criteria such as the extent of unmet needs, potential for impact, cost-effectiveness, tractability, and neglect by other donors. This extensive fact-based analysis led us create King Essentials, a new grant making initiative focused on addressing nutrition-related needs in Africa and Asia. In 2017, King Philanthropies made grant commitments of $33M (in multi-year grants to be disbursed over the next three years) to seven exemplary non-profit organisations to support nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. Our investment in nutrition provides an extraordinary vehicle for making an impact on extreme poverty over the long term.

Reported progress

Nutrition specific, 2017:

Commitments: US$9,375,000

Disbursements: US$3,375,000

Nutrition Sensitive, 2017:

Commitments: $US22,375,000

Disbursements: $US7,375,000

On course
Basis of assessment

Almost meets average annual disbursements required to reach overall spending target.