The important role of philanthropy and foundations as catalysts for sustainable urbanization is undeniable at the local, regional, and global level. Foundations have a unique flexibility and access to resources to invest in innovative technology, processes, and financing and are able to take the risks related with developing innovative solutions. Partnering with UN-Habitat provides opportunities to test these innovative solutions on the ground and to scale them to deliver transformational change and impact for urban beneficiaries globally. Foundations contribute over 5% of ODA, of which 97% is channeled through intermediary organisations. UN-Habitat is committed to collaboration with foundations and philanthropy to further leverage knowledge, thought leadership, influence and strategic investments to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable for SDG 11 and all other SDGs which will be realized in urban areas where most of the world’s population lives.