Our members are as diverse as the challenges we face. This is why the network established a number of subgroups that allow members to learn of information, data and research helpful to their work in specific geographical regions and thematic fields. Being member-led, their activity varies, but is always open to input. As part of IEFG’s new strategy, we have re-framed subgroups as Affinity Groups. We are also piloting a few Working Groups with a more well-defined mandate and action plan.

IEFG Working Groups

  • Education and Resilience
  • Small Grants Group (Previously the Small/Family Foundations Group)

IEFG Affinity Groups

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Evidence, evaluation and learning outcomes measurement
  • Human rights and social justice approaches
  • Influencing the Global Development and Education Agendas
  • Post-primary and Girls’ Education
  • Technical & Vocational Education and Skills Training (TVET)
  • Teacher Training and Professional Development
  • Tertiary Education

Regional Groups

  • Central Asia-focussed Foundations
  • East/South East Asia-focussed Foundations
  • South Asia-focussed Foundations
  • Latin America-focussed Foundations
  • MENA (Middle East and North Africa)- focussed Foundations
  • UK-based Foundations
  • Sub-Saharan Africa- focussed Foundations


  • IEFG Collaboration and Co-Funding Opportunities (The one place where posting co-funding opportunities is permitted)
  • GPE PS/F (Global Partnership for Education Private Sector/Foundation Constituency)
  • PSIPSE (closed as of 31 December 2019)