Global Goals Mapping Tool

Created in 2017, the Global Goals Mapping Tool is a comprehensive resource that maps giving and volunteerism using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNPO) codes to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs. The Global Goals Mapping Tool is an Excel spreadsheet created by Global Impact, Blackbaud, the Council on Foundations, and Candid, four leading organizations in the social good community.

Creating a shared alignment resource and common language, the Global Goals Mapping Tool supports foundations seeking to align their grantmaking with the Sustainable Development Goals, allowing for program or portfolio managers to easily and efficiently track their grantees’ activity in relation to the Goals. For a $5,000 fee, organizations may license the use of the Tool for staff-wide usage, enabling all team members to access and benefit from the Global Goals Mapping Tool. The Tool is the perfect solution for grants management systems and databases, efficiently expanding the capacity of your software to track the SDGs.

About the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 interconnected global goals devoted to addressing hunger, poverty, health, equality, peace, justice and more that strive to “leave no one behind”. Adopted in 2015 by 193 countries, including the United States, they serve as a call to action to governments, the private sector, foundations, nonprofits and individual change agents to make significant improvements in life, on land and under water by 2030. The Global Goals Mapping tool provides a shareable resource for the entire social good community to utilize in aligning their grantmaking with the 17 goals and additional related targets.

Purchasing the Global Goals Mapping Tool

Interested in learning more or obtaining the Global Goals Mapping Tool? Please contact Brian Kastner, Global Philanthropy Manager, at brian.kastner@cof.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Goals Mapping Tool?

The Global Goals Mapping Tool is an Excel spreadsheet created by Global Impact, Blackbaud, the Council on Foundations, and Candid to facilitate funder alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Why should my organization use the Global Goals Mapping Tool?

Using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNPO) codes, the Global Goals Mapping Tool enables funders to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs and related targets. Useful for reporting to stakeholders, the Global Goals Mapping Tool is a great resource for any funder seeking to align their grantmaking with the SDGs. If your organization uses a grants management platform, the Global Goals Mapping Tool can easily be integrated with your current system, creating a seamless SDG alignment mechanism for all of your grantmaking. 

Is there a cost for obtaining the Global Goals Mapping Tool?

Yes, there is a one-time fee of $5,000 to receive the Global Goals Mapping Tool.

Does it get updated?

NTEE and ICNPO codes rarely change. However, if changes were made to NTEE or ICNPO codes, we would update the Tool accordingly and send an updated mapping spreadsheet to all purchasers. 

Can I share the Global Goals Mapping Tool?

Yes and no. The Global Goals Mapping Tool may be shared internally within your organization, however, it may not be shared externally or with another organization.