In 2017/2018, GAIN’s total income was USD 35.1 million.

GAIN received funding from over 25 public and private sector donors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Global Affairs Canada, and Irish Aid.

During the year, we received funding for the first time from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The source of funds by category of donor is shown in the first graph on the right. For a complete list of donors, visit the Donor page.


During the year, we were able to allocate USD 35.1 million to our work, focusing on our three main programme areas - as shown in the chart on the right.

When GAIN began in 2002, we were primarily a large-scale food fortification organisation. Our efforts since then have contributed to making fortified food available to over 1 billion people. Our current strategy is to continue this work with an emphasis on improving the quality of fortified food and the consumption of it, while growing our activities in other programme areas.

A major part of this strategy is expanding our work in transforming food systems. In 2017/2018 this represented 28% of our expenditure and it is projected to rise to 46% of our activity in 2018/19.

Structural expenditure represents administrative and other support costs required to maintain the infrastructure of GAIN and ensure that it has effective governance and management. In 2017/18 these costs represented 15% of total expenditure.

Financial statements

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is an independent non-profit Swiss foundation, headquartered in Geneva, created under Article 80 of the Swiss Civil Code, and is registered with the Geneva Registry of Commerce under statutes dated 26 March 2003. GAIN holds special international status granted by the Swiss government. Our federal registration number is: CH-660-0653003-4.

The consolidated financial statements include GAIN's offices and those entities over which GAIN has the power to govern the financial and operating policies so as to obtain benefits from their activities. The consolidated entities comprise GAIN, GAIN NoSCA LLC and GAIN UK.

GAIN NoSCA LLC’s objective is to provide global programme support and raise GAIN’s profile in North America.