Funding Model

The Global Fund / John Rae


A country’s funding request to the Global Fund is turned into one or more grants through a process called grant-making. The Country Coordinating Mechanism and the Global Fund work with the partner nominated to implement the grant, a Principal Recipient, to prepare the grant. The process sets out how and when activities will be implemented and evaluated.


During grant-making, Principal Recipients and the Global Fund:

  • Identify gaps and risks related to grant implementation and determine mitigation measures
  • Review and agree on implementation arrangements and plans
  • Develop and negotiate key grant documents

Partner Portal

The Global Fund Partner Portal is an online platform that serves as a central point of information entry and document sharing linked to the management of grants. The Partner Portal is accessible to Country Coordinating Mechanisms, Principal Recipients and lead implementers.

The Partner Portal is not available to the public and has specific security settings for each type of user. Users sign into the portal using the user name and password provided by the Global Fund. Users who have forgotten their user name and/or password should contact .

Master data

“Master data” are information related to our partner organizations. Country Coordinating Mechanisms, Principal Recipients, lead implementers and others are ultimately responsible for maintaining their information, including their legal name, contact details, banking information, signatory authorizations and access rights.

The information is logged – most often during grant-making – in the Partner Portal platform. The information is stored in Global Fund systems to ensure the right data are on record before the creation of the legally-binding grant document and before the disbursement of funding. The Global Fund reviews and validates all changes to master data.