Donors and Partners - Building Markets

Empower small businesses.
Make big impact.

Governments, civil society organizations, corporations, foundations, and individuals all have a role to play in championing small businesses.

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Together we can create jobs, build sustainable economies, and tackle global poverty by finding, building, and connecting local entrepreneurs to supply chains and investment.

Why partner with Building Markets?


To date, Building Markets has helped create over 75,000 jobs and redirected $1.36 billion into local economies.


Building Markets verifies competitive small businesses through in-person surveys and closely tracks job creation.


Building Markets has scaled large programs in 8 diverse markets and is growing. The model can be adapted to make a specific impact towards goals in areas like sustainability, climate, and gender.

We work with governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs, foundations, and value-aligned companies and individuals.

An Individual

Invest in small businesses that change the world. Make a one-time or recurring gift. Learn more about various ways to give.

Major gifts of $10,000 or more also make an incredible impact in the markets where we work. If you are interested in learning more about our proven, scalable model to create jobs in crisis-affected countries, email our team at [email protected].

A Company or Brand

By partnering with Building Markets, companies and brands have the opportunity to demonstrate their values and commitment to supporting an end to global poverty and advocating for climate resilience and equity worldwide. When working with Building Markets, we will discuss ways to engage your company and employees in ways that meet business, sustainability, and social impact goals.

To find out more, email [email protected].

A Foundation, Government, or Multilateral Organization

Since its founding in 2004, Building Markets has raised over $60 million from committed donors and partners, including USAID, DFID, the United States Department of State, the Skoll Foundation, and Humanity United. To learn more about working with Building Markets, please email [email protected].

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We sincerely thank our donors and partners who have made the work of Building Markets possible through their generous support.