A gift to the SIPA Fund provides the School with immediate support for our most important activities. Every contribution helps support faculty research, student financial aid, and academic programs that benefit students, alumni, and the global policy community.  Unrestricted funds provide the operating funds that allows the School to make and seize opportunities. Make your gift here.

Additional funding opportunities

Energy and Environment Fund

SIPA’s Energy and Environment (E&E) Fund aims to advance knowledge on global climate, energy and environmental issues and investigates how governments, businesses, and civil society can lead effective action.

International Finance and Economic Policy Fund

The International Finance and Economic Policy (IFEP) researches changing public and private sectors, and proposes how to build new types of financial institutions. Faculty and student work ecompasses various aspects and proposes global solutions in: international trade, financial and monetary theory and policy, and development economics.

Economic and Political Development

Economic and Political Development (EPD) focuses on understanding the processes of economic, political, and social change in the developing world, including specific fields, such as just societies, financial inclusion, small business and social enterprise development, corporate social responsibility, gender and development, education or health policy, sustainable development, and post-conflict reconstruction and governance.

International Fellows Program

The International Fellows Program at SIPA (IFP) draws leaders from across Columbia University together for a year of in-depth domestic and international policy analysis. The program draws outstanding students from different schools within the university: international and public affairs, law, medicine, engineering, business, public health, journalism, the humanities, arts, and sciences to together for a year of global scholarship.

Donor Relations and Stewardship

We are grateful for your generosity to SIPA. There are various opportunities to recognize donors including:

Columbia Loyal Blue

Gifts to SIPA count towards Loyal Blue membership.

SIPA Loyal Donors Society

SIPA is proud to recognize its donors who make a gift of any amount during each of the last three years in the SIPA Loyal Donor Society. Consistent alumni participation is essential to our success as it provides funds to keep SIPA dynamic in the fast-changing global policy sphere. The Loyal Donor Society continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the SIPA Fund.

SIPA Leadership Society

The SIPA Leadership Society celebrates donors who make a cumulative gift of $1,000 or higher during a fiscal year. A gift at the SIPA Leadership Society level demonstrates your dedication to SIPA’s mission and provides the School with immediate, unrestricted support for our most important activities and programs. The leadership level support of alumni is essential to the school’s continued success and helps support research across SIPA.

SIPA Global Leadership Awards Gala

SIPA's Global Leadership Awards honor individuals who have made innovative or extraordinary contributions to the global public good. Honorees exemplify the values and qualities that SIPA strives to instill in our students. All proceeds raised provide critical fellowship support for the next generation of global citizens and public policy leaders.