Lives Improved since 2016


Direct Beneficiaries


Indirect Beneficiaries

Vodafone Foundation is focused on investing in projects that produce meaningful change, at scale and with lasting impact.

We have an ambition to improve one billion lives by 2025.

Allowing for the broad range of issues and initiatives we invest in, we track one measure of impact, Lives Improved, for all programmes run by Vodafone Foundation (UK registered charity 1089625) and affiliated local Vodafone, Vodacom and Safaricom Foundations. This data is collected in conjunction with detailed monitoring and evaluation of individual programmes.

The Lives Improved methodology was developed in collaboration with KPMG. From 2019 the figures we report will be independently assured. To find out more about the methodology behind Lives Improved, click here.

175 programmes

in 28 countries


£45m spent per year

Our work combining Vodafone’s charitable giving and technology to improve people’s lives spans a wide range of uses, including maternal health, domestic violence and refugee education – to name just a few.

The chart below provides an overview of the issues we invest in and the proportion of Lives Improved accounted for by each.