The Umbrella Program and the Standalone Trust Funds

In the middle of FY22, GFDRR transitioned into an Umbrella Program which channels donor contributions by providing funding for activities responding directly to technical requests from communities and countries identified through the World Bank’s operational engagement model globally. A small part of the funding is allocated by technical themes and applied in countries with a demand for technical and knowledge services related to that theme.

The Umbrella Program started with one anchor Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) and two Associated Trust Funds (ATFs), with the potential to expand to include additional ATFs over time.  Under the new structure, GFDRR’s third Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF III) is the anchor trust fund; the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the City Resilience Program (CRP) are ATFs. 

Together, the MDTF and two ATFs are working across GFDRR’s four priority areas and two cross-cutting priority areas, which have been delineated in the 2021-2025 GFDRR Strategy that seeks to achieve GFDRR’s strategic objectives. There are eight other standalone trust funds managed by GFDRR that have not been included in the Umbrella Program:  

Schematic of GFDRR-Managed Trust Funds