EDC work is supported through grants and contracts from a number of sources, including U.S. local, state, and federal agencies; international agencies; foreign governments; private foundations; universities; and corporations. EDC is a registered Private Voluntary Organization with the United States Agency for International Development and has been designated by the United Nations Department of Public Information as Associated Non-Governmental Organization. A partial list of EDC’s funders and partners follows:


  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Vulcan Productions Inc.


  • Adobe Foundation
  • Amgen Foundation
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Boston Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation
  • The MasterCard Foundation
  • McCormick Foundation
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Verizon Foundation
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation


  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


  • Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • Department for International Development
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • The World Bank Group
  • World Health Organization