Since its inception, more than 400 donors have contributed to ITF. 95 % of the funds come from public entities, including 30 governments, the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the U.N. Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and many local authorities. The remainder of the funds were contributed by private donors - non-governmental (NGO) and humanitarian organizations, businesses and individuals.
The U.S. Government had instituted the Matching Fund Mechanism for Southeast Europe, through which it matched every private dollar raised by ITF with an additional dollar, doubling the impact of ITF’s mine action projects.
The donor community is crucial for all of ITF’s operations as they fund 100% of the rehabilitation programs, risk education workshops, and disposal operations. Guidelines for future humanitarian projects in the region of Southeast Europe and beyond are decided by members of the ITF USA Board of Directors (BoD).
ITF USA is dedicated to continuing ITF’s legacy of using donor funds in the most effective and transparent manner possible.