About Us

The Power of Nutrition is an independent charitable foundation, which was established in 2015 to catalyse greater investment in nutrition programmes and transform children’s futures on a scale that few can achieve alone.

about the power of nutrition

The Power of Nutrition was set up in 2015, in response to the global burden of stunting in children under five – at that time 160 million children – and to help address the significant under-funding of the nutrition space.

At the heart of how The Power of Nutrition works is an innovative financing platform that guarantees that every dollar in private funding is multiplied by at least four times. This funding approach enables us to invest in programmes delivered by world class implementing partners that are designed to scale up access to key interventions, improve access to nutrition for mothers and children and tackle the underlying causing of undernutrition and stunting.

Our work is driven by an executive team, primarily based in London, overseen by an independent Board of Trustees and supported by a panel of experienced technical experts.

our founding partners

The Power of Nutrition was formed in 2015 by our two founding funders, the UK government (DFID), Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. To date these founding funders have committed more than $150m to The Power of Nutrition.

They were soon joined by the UBS Optimus Foundation, another founding partner, as our first investor, and by the World Bank and UNICEF as our implementing partners.

From formation, we have also worked closely with other organisations with significant expertise and experience tackling undernutrition and stunting.

TO DATE OUR FOUNDING FUNDERS HAVE COMMITTED MORE THAN $150M TO THE POWER OF NUTRITION

THE POWER OF NUTRITION AIMS TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO REDUCE UNDERNUTRITION AND STUNTING

Our Aims and objectives

The Power of Nutrition aims to support efforts to reduce undernutrition and stunting by pursuing the following core objectives:

  • To mobilise new funds for nutrition and unlock $1billion in new investment in nutrition by 2022;
  • To scale up nutrition services to reach an additional 17 million children and 18 million women, and prevent 600,000 cases of stunting, 60,000 child deaths and 1.5 million cases of maternal anaemia;
  • To increase national governments’ prioritisation of nutrition through policy development, improved systems and practices and greater public financing of nutrition programmes;
  • To generate a greater international focus on tackling undernutrition – encouraging greater action by donor governments, international NGOs and global institutions, through increased investment and programming.

Our history

 

In little over three years, The Power of Nutrition has made significant progress against these objectives: