Our Financials

We employ rigorous accounting standards and financial controls to effectively steward the more than $2 billion entrusted to us by our Chairman, partners, and donors since our founding. Our financial stewardship efforts have led to 20 consecutive years of clean financial audits and the highest rating of four stars from independent evaluator Charity Navigator.



We have an excellent track record of using our funds efficiently. In 2018, 87 cents of every dollar we received and spent went directly to support UN programs and causes.

UN Foundation upholds the highest standards of governance in how we carry out our work. Read our Good Governance policies here.

In 2017, the UN Foundation joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources.

IRS 990 forms and financial statements from our auditors are available for both the UN Foundation and our sister organization, the Better World Fund, below.

To report any concerns or issues related to the UN Foundation’s work, employees or consultants, please contact concerns@unfoundation.org.

For more information, please contact our Chief Financial Officer Shenae Burgess at sburgess@unfoundation.org.


The UN Foundation operates through a Relationship Agreement with the United Nations, which establishes the framework for interactions between the two organizations. Further information on the Relationship Agreement is available at the link below.

Additional information on the financial relationship between the UN Foundation and the United Nations can be found via the annual Reports of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office for Partnerships linked below. More information on the purpose and functions of the United Nations Office for Partnerships is available below.