CMI is a non-profit organisation funded by public and private sources. The organisation’s total income in 2018 was 8 million.

CMI’s biggest funder is the Government of Finland, accounting for 44 % of total funding in 2018. The second biggest funders were other governments (26 %), namely Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. The share provided by foundations was 12%, and the share provided by the European Union was 7%. The share of funding accounted for by other, mainly private sources, was 11%.

A broad funding base ensures that CMI can remain independent and impartial, and builds a solid grounding for the future. Corporate governance and financial monitoring at CMI is ethically sound, rigorous, and fully transparent. In the coming years, CMI expects steady growth and is working to build a broader funding base.

Sources of funding 2018. While the Finnish MFA is CMI’s core funder, successful steps have been taken in broadening the funding base through other governments and the EU, which have doubled in 2018.


Actual expenses 2018. Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa continue to account for the majority of CMI’s actual expenses. The share of Women in the Peacemaking is also steadily growing. Governance, administration and fundraising expenses remain at a low level, being 12% in 2018. PME stands for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

For more detailed information on our finances, please consult our latest Annual Report.

Institutional Funders

Most of CMI’s project funding comes from institutional sources,
mainly governments:

European Commission
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
Government of Australia
Government of Belgium
Government of Finland
Government of Ireland
Government of the Netherlands
Government of Sweden
Government of Switzerland
Government of the United Kingdom

CMI has a programme partnership with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Private Funders

The total amount of private funding is of vital importance for our work to ensure that we can react rapidly to emerging conflicts and work autonomously. CMI’s private fundraising strategy in Finland is based on three pillars: private individuals, corporate partnerships, and foundations.


CMI’s distinguished Premium Donors Club is a Finland-based circle of private donors who are committed to supporting CMI’s peacebuilding work by donating to us annually.

Read more about the Premium Donors Club here.


CMI’s private fundraising efforts rely on cultivating partnerships with companies that strategically support our work.

Read more about our corporate partnerships here.


Various Finnish and international foundations are an increasingly important source of private funding for CMI. We continually and systematically seek out international foundations that could help to finance our work.

The foundations currently supporting CMI’s work:

Eva Ahlström Foundation
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Aktiastiftelsen i Esbo-Grankulla
August Ludvig Hartwall Foundation
Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Svenska Kulturfonden
Tre Smeder Foundation
Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation