Most of our funding for the programs we implement is secured through competitive bidding as a prime bidder from funders/clients with strategic objectives aligned to our mission. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are our primary funders through a mix of Contracts and Cooperative Agreements (including Leader with Associate Awards). In recent years our funders have also included: the U.S. State Department; the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC); the U.S Trade and Development Agency (USTDA); the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA); the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC); the European Union (EU); multilaterals such as the World Bank; foreign governments; nonprofits; for-profit contractors; corporations; private foundations; and individuals.
We launched a charitable fundraising initiative in 2022 that we seek to scale. Funding from charitable giving expands our ability to achieve our mission and make a difference in the lives of people across the economically developing world. It also helps to cover some costs that our funders/clients do not cover on some larger-scale programs, which makes it feasible for IESC to implement those programs and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.