CMI is a non-profit organisation funded by public and private sources. The organisation’s total income in 2017 was 7.3 million.

CMI’s biggest funder is the Government of Finland, accounting for 55 % of total funding in 2017. The second biggest funders were other governments (14 %), namely Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Australia and United Kingdom. The share provided by foundations was 12%, and the share provided by the European Union was 4%. The share of funding accounted for by other, mainly private sources, was 15%.

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 2017. Finland’s share has grown, but the biggest increase is in other funding due to successful campaigns.


Actual Expenses 2017. Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa form the largest parts in terms of CMI’s actual expenses.

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
Government of Australia
Government of Austria
Government of Belgium
Government of Finland
Government of Great Britain
Government of Ireland
Government of Sweden
Government of Switzerland

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
August Ludvig Hartwall Foundation
Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Louise och Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation
Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Peace Nexus
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Svenska Kulturfonden
Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation
TT Foundation