• Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff26-50
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded2014

Global Innovation Fund (GIF)

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is a ground breaking new $200m nonprofit innovation fund headquartered in London. We invest in the development, rigorous testing and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. GIF aims to support a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve lives for hundreds of millions of people across the developing world. GIF believes that the best ideas for solving some of the world’s most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies. GIF offers grants, loans (including convertible debt), and equity investments ranging from £30,000 to £10 million to support a range of innovations with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. We define ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, policy practices, technologies, behavioral insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the poor in developing countries. We support innovators at different phases of development, ranging from early start-up and pilot-testing to larger scale implementation. The innovations GIF supports can be located in any developing country and may focus on any sector relevant to international development.  
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Job openings over the past year

56Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Investment Associate
    United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United States, United States, Kenya, Kenya
  • Investment Associate
    United Kingdom, United States, Kenya

Staff at Global Innovation Fund (GIF) have experience in


  • research & development
  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • finance
  • economic policy


  • world bank group


  • india
  • bhutan
  • south sudan
  • chile


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • 8 Devonshire Square London
  • EC2M 4PL
  • United States
  • Washington, DC
  • 1875 K Street NW,
  • District of Columbia 20006