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Giving Partners

At Touch, our work relies on strong partnerships with a variety of donors, from governments to corporations and foundations to individual donors.  These supporters include:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

We are privileged to be a partner of USAID’s mission in Tanzania. Through our public-private partnership with USAID, they match donations we raise privately, allowing us to maximize our impact. Since 2007, USAID has awarded over $17 million to Touch.

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Medtronic Foundation

Medtronic Foundation is focused on strategic financing and partnerships that advance global health, address social determinants of health and deepen civic engagement.

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Vitol Foundation

Touch partners with Vitol Foundation, the philanthropic arm of energy investor Vitol Group. Vitol Foundation helped us develop the Treat & Train Network and supported expanded clinical rotations of Bugando students.

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Vodafone Foundation

Through our collaboration with the Vodafone Foundation, we worked with Pathfinder International to develop M-Mama, a program aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. As part of the program, we are leveraging Vodafone’s extensive mobile communications network to upgrade rural referral and transportation systems for pregnant women.

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McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company has contributed valuable in-kind support since Touch’s inception in 2004. Additionally, joint McKinsey-Touch projects have informed Touch’s strategy and approach to addressing the healthcare crisis in Tanzania throughout the organization’s history. McKinsey employees generously donate to Touch through their Gift of Hope campaign and serve on our Board of Directors.

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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

As Touch’s pro bono general counsel, Stroock has provided legal and charitable support throughout Touch’s history. Stroock has advised Touch Foundation in many practice areas, contributing over 2,775 hours of legal service over the past ten years.

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The ELMA Foundation

Touch partners with The ELMA Foundation to improve the quality of training for health students in Tanzania, increase the retention of health workers in rural areas of the country, and provide a higher level of care to the rural population.

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AstraZeneca and Touch began working together in 2018 in order to improve hypertension care in Tanzania, contributing to the multi-country Healthy Heart Africa program spearheaded by AstraZeneca.

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Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Touch partners with Grand Challenges Canada to continue scaling up our M-Mama program, aimed at reducing maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Murray Hill East Suites

Murray Hill East Suites generously provides accommodations in New York City for our staff and Touch visitors from Tanzania.

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think-cell is a presentation software that helps us create professional PowerPoint presentations. think-cell donates their software to our staff through its Academic/Nonprofit Partners Program.

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 “My involvement with Touch is important to me because Touch became the pathway to fulfill my dream of building a pharmaceutical factory in Africa, where the need for quality generic drugs is so high. I attended the 2014 Asante Supper celebrating ten years of Touch Foundation, made my pledge, and that night, inspired, I wrote my Tanzania Preliminary Business Plan for a Pharmaceutical and Biosimilars Fill/Finish Factory in the Lake Region.”

-Dr. Richard DiCicco, Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals


 “The innovation that Touch Foundation brings to the healthcare sector is something that, as an entrepreneur, I truly appreciate. I am pleased to contribute to Touch, and in so, give back to my home country of Tanzania.”

-Meck Khalfan, CEO and Co-Founder of Puku, LLC

Lifetime Donors

Touch wishes to recognize our top lifetime donors, each of whom have given over $1 million. Thank you to the following donors for their extraordinary lifetime support:

$5 million+ in Lifetime Giving

  • Citi (in honor of Mr. Sanford I. Weill)
  • Lowell & Luisa Bryan
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc.*  
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Vodafone Foundation

$1 million – $4,999,999 in Lifetime Giving

  • Abbott Fund
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Lisa & Dick Cashin
  • Celia Felsher & John Cecil
  • Claudio & Tânae Ferro
  • Citigroup Foundation
  • Goldman Sachs Gives
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital*
  • The Robert & Kate Niehaus Foundation 
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP*
  • Vitol Foundation
  • Weill Cornell Medical College*

*Includes in-kind donations