CMI is a non-profit organisation funded by public and private sources. The organisation’s total income in 2020 was 9.5 million.

CMI’s biggest funder is the Government of Finland, accounting for 49 % of total funding in 2020. Other key funders include European Union with 22% and Sweden with 17 % of total funding. Other government funding was 7% of total funding.

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.

Finland continues to be CMI’s core funder. EU’s share of funding has grown steadily and it remains the second largest funder with a 22% share of total funding.


Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa continue to account for the majority (66%) of CMI’s actual expenses. Eurasia had strong growth in 2020.

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 Belgium
Government of Ireland
Government of the Netherlands
Government of Norway
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.

For more information: Jenni Koistinen, jenni.koistinen@cmi.fi


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

For more information: Jenni Koistinen, jenni.koistinen@cmi.fi


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
Peace Nexus Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund