The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that is committed to promoting openness and accountability in the disclosure of its funding. CIGI believes it can best fulfill its mandate through a broad base of support from various sources that fund both operating costs and specific projects. CIGI is proud to have received the highest ranking (5 stars) by Transparify since 2014 for its transparency in funding.

CIGI is grateful for the support it has received from core funders, including the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the City of Waterloo, that have made a material contribution to the sustainability of the organization. CIGI is also deeply thankful for supporters that have made significant financial and/or in-kind contributions to CIGI’s work over the past year. Supporters are listed below.

A summary of CIGI’s annual financial statements can be found in the annual report and in CIGI’s complete 2016 audited financial statement (PDF).


  • The City of Waterloo
  • The Government of Canada
  • The Government of Ontario
  • Jim Balsillie
  • Mike Lazaridis
  • The Woerner Family
  • Michael Barnstijn and Louise MacCallum


SUPPORTERS over $150,000

  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • MacArthur Foundation

SUPPORTERS $50,000 to $150,000

  • Google (Alphabet Inc.)
  • Ivey Foundation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)

SUPPORTERS under $50,000

  • Asan Institute for Policy Studies
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Cameco Corporation
  • Canada Transportation Act Review Secretariat
  • Canpotex Limited
  • Columbia University
  • Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
  • Manulife Financial
  • Transport Canada
  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


  • American University
  • Brookings Institution
  • Carleton University
  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Chatham House
  • Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
  • Embassy of Canada in Indonesia
  • Embassy of Canada in Kazakhstan
  • Embassy of Canada in The Netherlands
  • George Washington University
  • German Marshall Fund United States (GMFUS)
  • Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
  • Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
  • Library of the First President of Kazakhstan
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
  • New Rules for Global Finance
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER)
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
  • Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)
  • South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
  • Synergia Foundation