The CIF is a dynamic partnership of diverse stakeholders working together to empower climate-smart development. An equal number of representatives from donor and recipient countries serve as decision-making members of CIF Trust Fund Committees and Sub-Committees. Official Observers from civil society, indigenous peoples, and the private sector participate by advocating on behalf of their constituents. 

MDB focal points oversee CIF operations in their respective banks. The Trustee and CIF Administrative Unit, with the MDBs that implement CIF funding, provide recommendations and reporting on operational and financial matters to the CIF governing bodies. The CIF Administrative Unit also facilitates communications, meetings, and other services, and serves as a first point of contact for the CIF.