The Legatum Foundation SI Fund III represents the third generation of philanthropic activities, covering the period 2014 to 2017.

The Legatum Foundation's Strategic Initiative Fund III, covering the period 2014 to 2017, was the next stage of the Legatum Foundation's vision to stimulate a paradigm shift in philanthropy through high-impact granting. The initiatives contained here - in the sectors of health, education, economic empowerment, human liberty, and disaster recovery - are a combination of expanded programmes from prior portfolios with demonstrated effectiveness, plus new and groundbreaking programmes for the prosperity ladder. The cumulative gains across this new set of programmes leverage Legatum's interest in the multiplier effect of marrying financial, intellectual, and human capital for maximum effect.

Portfolio Overview

US $8,930,080

Legatum Foundation projected investment from 2014 to 2017


Lives impacted from 2014 to 2017


Strategic Initiatives






Average cost per life

69 / 100

average Social Impact Index score


Achieving or Overachieving benchmarks

6 Sectors

Human Liberty, Health, Education, Economic Empowerment, Conflict & Disaster Recovery, Environmental Sustainability