Welcome to the career site of The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) on Impactpool!
CIFF is the world’s largest philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives.
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation was established in 2002 by Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper. The co-founders set out to improve the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries through strategies that have lasting impact. With a rigorous business-like approach to philanthropic funding, the foundation was focused on clear returns for children from the outset. The emphasis on data to measure impact has been widely adopted by other development funders.
One of the early programme investments in children’s health was to increase treatment and care for paediatric AIDS in developing countries. Working with partners, the foundation played a catalytic role in increasing the number of children who were properly treated for HIV. By underwriting the cost of children’s antiretroviral medications, CIFF and other funders helped shape a market for a long neglected area in children’s health. The result helped reduce the wide disparity between AIDS treatment offered to adults and children.
The co-founders’ extraordinary generosity, energy and vision have created one of the UK’s largest charities. With a sizeable endowment and a commitment to urgent transformational change for children and adolescents, the foundation’s independent board, professional staff, and partners are constantly seeking ways to achieve impact at scale.