Funding Model

Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation



We rely on grants and investments from governments, corporations, foundations, civil society, investors, and individuals to support our work to spur the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Our market-based approach brings together the public and private sectors to support research, clean cooking standards, and enterprise capacity building.

Donor governments currently provide the largest share of the Alliance’s annual program funding, however, foundations and the private sector represent a growing share of the Initiative’s grant and investment resources. In addition, non-governmental organizations, the United Nations, multilateral agencies, and the private sector also play a major role in supporting the Alliance’s advocacy, research, governance, and implementation efforts. 

For information on investing in the Alliance’s clean cooking programs, please contact us at



Gifts from private individuals play a critical role in the Alliance’s ability to support the work of entrepreneurs, women’s groups, research and testing laboratories, and other clean cooking stakeholders.

We deeply appreciate your consideration of a gift to support efforts to bring clean cooking solutions to families in the developing world.

To donate online, click here.

To donate by check, please make it out to the "United Nations Foundation" with "Clean Cooking Alliance" in the memo section. Please send your contribution to:

Clean Cooking Alliance

c/o United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Attn: Sheridan Hyland

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your human resources officer to learn if your charitable gift to the Alliance is eligible for a match and what the criteria is for doing so. If so, please request a matching gift form and submit it with your donation to the Alliance at the above address.

The Alliance will verify your gift and send the matching gift form back to your employer so they can send the match amount to us. Gifts to the Alliance are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Planned Giving

The Alliance provides a number of convenient ways to help you support our life-saving and life-changing work. Please contact the partnerships team for further information on bequests, annuities, or other types of donations at