Donation and Grant History
2013-2018: EU Horizon 2020

The Wikirate Project - Crowdsource Better Companies was funded initially by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 609897, which granted funds to each of the partners involved in building the platform at The grant period was from October 2013 to March 2017. More details about this grant are available on CORDIS

ChainReact - Making Supplier Networks Transparent, Understandable and Responsive

WikiRate secured a second grant through European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 687967 for its role in ChainReact as part of the European Commission CAPS initiative, for the period January 2016 to December 2018. More information about this grant can be found at and on CORDIS. The final grant payment will be made in 2019.


On December 10th, 2018, through its participation in the 'zImpact – Accelerator for supply chain transparency' WikiRate e.V. received a corporate donation from Zalando SE. This is in support of WikiRate's work on Supply Chain Transparency.


In 2019, WikiRate’s founder Philipp Hirche made donations to the WikiRate Project in support of the organisation’s programs and the general maintenance of the platform.

On November 19th 2019, WikiRate e.V. and the Minderoo Foundation entered into a grant and collaboration agreement for the Modern Slavery Act research project. As part of this agreement, WikiRate is receiving financial support from the Minderoo Foundation. 

On December 4th 2019, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) contracted WikiRate e.V. to design and develop of the back-end for their Transparency Tool, also known as Fashion Checker.


On March 23rd 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) contracted WikiRate e.V. to measure the uptake of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.