Cartier Philanthropy - Our 2020-2021 Annual Report is out!

Our 2020-2021 Annual Report is out!

20 Sep 2021

It wraps up what we have accomplished over the past twelve months, marked by losses, struggles and grief, but also the inspiration that comes from extraordinary displays of courage, determination and solidarity.

Now available online in French and English, Cartier Philanthropy’s Annual Report 2020-2021 wraps-up what our foundation has accomplished over the past twelve months, presenting our investments in pursuit of our mission to improve the lives of the most vulnerable populations, through providing access to healthcare, education, food, water and sanitation.

Our contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide naturally has a special place in the report, as the global pandemic demanded an extraordinary response that for the first time also included wealthy countries.


Beyond this unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis, the report spotlights the extraordinary and undiminished commitment of Cartier Philanthropy’s 50 partner organisations to ensuring critical, year-round needs were addressed in the world’s poorest regions, where the coronavirus has for many communities been just another struggle among others.  

Among the many examples of the life-changing impact on people’s lives, you can read how:

  • 52,200 people in Antananarivo’s poor suburbs now have access to clean drinking water and more than 10,000 benefit from household sanitation thanks to the support and technical assistance provided by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor.
  • Over 20,800 smallholder farmers in Mozambique adopted improved practices and storage technologies thanks to a World Food Programme intervention which enabled them to reduce their post-harvest crops’ losses from 50% to just 9%.
  • Over 880 ultra-poor women in Rwanda enrolled in Women for Women International’s empowerment programme, improving their agency, wellbeing, and livelihoods. They gained self-confidence, developed their leadership skills, increased their influence in household decision making and grew their savings by an average of 558% (from $20.97 to $138.60).
  • Over 50,000 families in Bangladesh were provided with emergency humanitarian aid to recover from the unprecedented floods that devastated the country between June and August 2020.



New grantees joined Cartier Philanthropy’s portfolio last year to extend our reach and deepen our impact, including:

  • 1001fontaines, a non-profit social enterprise that sets up small solar water purification plants and trains local entrepreneurs to produce safe drinking water. We will support 1001fontaines in Cambodia to serve a total of 900,000 people by 2022.
  • World Bicycle Relief, an NGO that is going to provide specially designed bicycles to 3,900 for people in Zambia, mostly women and girls, so they can be independent and thrive.
  • CorStone, an organisation that will train 350 teachers to facilitate resilience sessions and build tangible skills in 7,500 young students in Rwanda. These sessions have been proven to increase confidence, delay marriage and childbirth and help improve mental and physical well-being.



Amongst other things, you will notice the report launches our distinctive new brand identity, which will soon be deployed across the foundation website as well.  Keep an eye out for it!