A YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION, GROWTH &
ANNUAL REPORT 2018
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
CRDF Global has transformed and is thriving as we approach our 25th year. In 2018, we took the time to identify and understand our culture, revisit and appreciate our rich history, and map out our future path. This transformation, begun in 2016, required commitment and dedication from staff in every part of the organization. It challenged us and demanded that we think differently about the way we approach our work.
Our strong results in 2018 validated these efforts. In 2018, CRDF Global increased revenue (by 19% over 2017), increased unrestricted assets (by 20%), and staff (by 25%). We expect these results to accelerate in 2019, as our successful business development activity led to a 71% win rate and awarded value of $46 million. This increases our backlog at the end of 2018 to $52.77 million, more than double our $22.5 million backlog at the end of 2017. As a result of this growth as well as updated business processes, we dramatically reduced our overhead rate, offering increased value to our customers.
Our impact in 2018 included investments in almost 5000 specially-selected participants spanning 138 countries, including over 2000 travelers. Through 576 grants and contracts, we awarded above $21 million to build capacity, via technical & professional training, fellowships & exchanges, and grants & research competitions. In addition, we provided $10.5 million in travel and logistical support to make these advances possible, including in austere and high-risk environments. Strategic new funders broadened and diversified our portfolio, including foreign governments like Canada and the United Kingdom and national laboratories. Exciting new capabilities in emerging areas such as cybersecurity and virtual reality offer fresh options to achieve our funders’ missions.
CRDF Global builds safety, security, and sustainability through science, innovation, and collaboration. We do so by strengthening individuals and building positive and lasting relationships that improve our world. Starting from our origins in the 1992 Freedom Support Act and our early post-Soviet focus, continuing through our 2004 expansion into the Middle East to our current operations around the world, we’ve consistently prioritized collaboration to build stronger, healthier communities and reduce threats to international security. From grant competitions to capacity building to remote training and more, we’ve expanded our capabilities to meet new and emerging global needs.
President and CEO
WHAT WE'VE DONE
In 2018, we delivered logistical support, program design and management, and capacity building programs in the areas of CBRNE security and nonproliferation, strategic trade controls and border security, global health, technology entrepreneurship, and international professional exchanges.
STORIES TO REMEMBER
WHO WE ARE
More than words on a page, our intentional culture unlocks our impact. In 2018, CRDF Global embarked on a process of articulating the shared beliefs that hold us together, and ensuring our processes, policies, and decisions reflect these beliefs.
It’s our talented and diverse staff who deliver these capabilities around the world. Our staff speaks 29 languages and has lived or worked in 79 countries. We believe this diversity within our organization is critically important when serving our customers and ensures they receive the expert service they deserve.
Improve our World
HOW WE WORK
We do the right thing.
We care about each other and the people we work with.
We work together to deliver excellence.
WHAT WE DO
We employ these values in our daily work, with partners, beneficiaries, and each other. They guide the development of our capabilities and how we apply them.
Increased staff by 25% through 29 new positions in U.S., Ukraine, and Jordan
Increased revenue by 19% to $26M
Achieved a 71% win rate on all proposals to potential funders
Developed 4 new service offerings for our customers
E-Learning and Virtual Reality
Began working with 5 new funders
United Kingdom Counterproliferation and Arms Control Centre (UK CPACC)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Global HIV and TB (CDC-DGHT)
Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Improved business practices to increase our impact per dollar
Centered our focus on our culture and our mission to drive our daily decisions
As a nonprofit, prioritized our mission and values in our choices
CRDF Global's strong financial performance in 2018 continues the improvements of 2017 and sets the stage for continued increases in 2019.
International safety and security can only be achieved through collaboration. In pursuing our mission, we have developed an international network of partners that we are deeply proud and appreciative of.
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1776 Wilson Blvd. Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209 USA
9/2 Velyka Vasylkivska Street, office 72-71
01004 Kyiv, Ukraine
038 044 287-00-65
King Hussein Business Park
Building #7, 5th Floor
962 - 6 - 5860003