Peace benefits people, societies and economies but the innovation and persistence to make peace require substantial and lasting investment.

Over the last 25 years, HD’s funding has come from an increasingly diverse range of donors who see the value and effectiveness of our private diplomacy and mediation model built on independence, impartiality, discretion and innovation.

Alongside early partners such as Switzerland, Norway and Sweden, HD’s donors now include Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, the UK, Australia, Ireland and others, along with the multilateral bodies of the European Union and the United Nations.

HD also gets funding from philanthropic foundations and other private donors.

A non-profit organisation based in Switzerland, HD relies on a combination of strategic partnerships, targeted project funding and contributions to the HD Peace Fund.

Strategic partnerships help to safeguard HD’s independence, improve operational effectiveness and drive innovation. The flexible funding also allows HD to respond rapidly to emerging conflicts and new opportunities.

Targeted project funding, which makes up the majority of donor support, enables HD to run a global and diverse portfolio of initiatives.

The HD Peace Fund pools resources through an exclusive group of private donors to focus on pressing issues and support innovation in peacemaking.

Help build a better future by supporting HD’s peacemaking work. Contact Chris Rotas, Head of Donor Relations at

Continued support from existing donors – along with new funding from philanthropic organisations and individuals – are vital to the success of HD’s work to reduce the human suffering caused by war and create the conditions for stability and development.

For a regional focus, the HD Asia Peace Fund is a platform for people from all walks of life to foster peace in Asia by pooling their resources in a meaningful way.

Photo: Community mediators in the Sahel. © HD