Our funding

Shift is a US-registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our current government and foundation supporters are:

Part of our work to offer guidance to international small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is generously funded by the UK Department for International Development (UKaid)

We also derive revenue from our Business Learning Program, which covers advisory support provided under that program and supports our broader work. Where we work with a partner like an international organization or a multistakeholder or industry initiative, we typically receive funding directly from them for the project.

Shift can accept donations, to which we apply a set of Board-approved criteria.


Publicly available agreements and documents

3 resources
September 2020

Shift Branding Guide

This branding guide is meant to help our partner organizations make choices about use of logo, colors and proper acknowledgement of our work. Please confirm with Shift’s Communications Lead before using any Shift copyrighted materials or publications

October 2019

Case Studies for Shift’s program advancing corporate Human Rights Reporting as a driver of improved performance

To support the monitoring and evaluation of Shift’s Reporting Program, Shift contracted an external organization, JGG, to develop a number of case studies the extent to which the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework and related tools enable more meaningful company human rights disclosure. The key findings from this research support our program’s theory of change that stronger disclosure – aligned with the expectations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – lead to improved company behavior and decision-making.

December 2018

Grant agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Affairs (MFA) for support of Shift’s Valuing Respect Project

This agreement was signed by Shift on December 4, 2018