Child Relief International Foundation

  • Massachusetts


Commonwealth Avenue
United States

About Us

Child Relief International Foundation (CRI) is a small-staff family foundation dedicated to improving health systems and/or providing healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa by allocating grants to exceptional NGOs.

CRI has made a name for itself in the philanthropy space by bringing rigorous analysis to potential NGO partners, and setting extraordinarily high expectations for performance and critical thinking. To that end, our funding strategy consists of more than up-front due diligence and check writing. We create deep partnerships with our grantees, providing extensive non-monetary support as well. We believe we can leverage our investments in NGOs by embedding ourselves as connection-makers, informal strategy consultants, communications editors, analysts, committee members, and otherwise.

Our ideal NGO partner is early stage, nimble, and driven. Their model should be cost effective, and have a clear path to scale.

We’ve taken to describing the outputs of our partners as exhibiting “outsized impact.” And we believe in the power of creating a web of symbiotic relationships.