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New project submittals

We are always looking for new projects to support. If you'd like to suggest your organization to the McKinsey for Children charity, please get in touch with us.

The selection criteria for our projects are very rigorous. The main criteria include:

  • The project means are dedicated to benefit orphaned, abandoned, aggrieved, abused, or disabled children with respect to basic needs
  • The project is located in countries/regions characterized by poverty
  • The target is to make a material and sustainable change to the beneficiaries’ situation (i.e., not only infrastructural investment)
  • Time horizon is mid- to long term
  • Administrative cost ratio is (<15 percent of total budget)
  • There is transparency on use of McKinsey for Children funds and impact
    • Discrete, traceable project plan and budget (no funding pool with other sponsors)
    • Quarterly reporting (progress report, financial report, selective beneficiary profiles)
    • Possibility to conduct site visits, incl. financial audit