Partners & Donors

Our mission, to empower communities to develop and achieve their vision for the future and inspire large-scale movements leading to dignity for all, would not be possible without the support of partners and donors.

We are grateful for the continued generosity of all of our funding partners. Philanthropic support enables Tostan to continue inspiring large-scale movements that lead to dignity for all. This generosity helps drive innovation at the grassroots level and provides the flexibility necessary to improve the lives of women, children, youth, and communities as a whole—thank you!

Our partners ensure Tostan can continue to pursue our vision of dignity for all. Listed below are the individuals, foundations, and organizations that supported our work in 2021. We have listed those who have given $5,000 or more.


Alexei Kosut and Laura Back

Andreas E. Zielke

Andrew Achterkirchen

Anne Willoughby Nelson

Barbara and Ed Wilson

Cynthia Baxter

David and Sylvie Forest

Diana McCargo and Peter Swift

Diane and Mike Gillespie

Ellen Price

Francesca Moneti

Judith McFarlane

Karen and Greg Dimit

Kevin Peterson and Bouke de Jong

Leticia and Walter Aeschbach

Libby Cunningham

Lisa and Mark Wheeler

Louise Cord

MacKenzie Scott

Maren Christensen

Mary Ellen Cunningham

Nancy and Stephen Molson

Wendy Reed


Anti-Slavery International
Bezos Family Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates
Bylo Chacon Foundation
Cartier Philanthropy
Cohn Charitable Fund
David E. Reese Family Foundation
Dutch Embassy Dakar
Flora Family Foundation
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Just Society International, Ltd.
Gary Saltz Foundation
Global Affairs Canada
Hapke Family Foundation
Imago Dei Fund

James Family Foundation
Liddy Family Fund
Malin and Lennart Philipson Foundation
Mao Family Foundation
Margaret Gada Slosberg Charitable Foundation
Mastercard Foundation
Orchid Project
Pathy Family Foundation
Pivotal Ventures
Propel Capital
Ripple Foundation
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Snowbird Foundation

Svenska Petroleum Exploration
The Benevity Community
Impact Fund
The Greenbaum Foundation
The Kuehlthau Family Foundation
The Long Road Foundation
The Nommontu Foundation
Tom and Gail Kaneb Family Foundation
Tostan Canada
Tostan Sweden
Trimble Foundation
UNFPA Sénégal
Walker Family Foundation
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation