In 2014, all 193 Member States of the UN pledged to achieve an ambitious set of 17 goals by 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, address global issues, envisioning a world where, no one lives in extreme poverty, all children have access to education, and all nations make rapid progress on tackling climate change.

To help the philanthropy sector engage more effectively in the global development goal processes, three partners, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Foundation Center (FC), launched the SDG Philanthropy Platform with seed funding from the Conrad N. Hilton, Ford and The MasterCard Foundations, and growing support from other partners.

The Platform can help small and large foundations alike to access useful country-specific information; to locate allies within a country’s development system; to build stronger relationships with partners and find good entry points for grantmaking; to convene more purposefully and share strategies with funders of all sizes; and to more easily track progress.