CIF is an abbreviation that may stand for:

  • California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for high school sports in California
  • Caltech Intermediate Form, geometry language for VLSI design, in which the primitives are coloured rectangles (similar to GDSII)
  • Canada India Foundation, Canadian lobbying organization
  • CFTR inhibitory factor (Cif), a virulence factor secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • China International Fund, Chinese company that funds large-scale national projects in developing countries
  • Climate Investment Funds
  • Coming into force, the process of legislation becoming effective
  • Comment is Free (CiF), online comment section of The Guardian newspaper
  • Common Intermediate Format, a video format common in video teleconferencing
  • Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF), a method of UK government funding for transport infrastructure
  • Cost, Insurance and Freight - a sales contract term indicating that price includes cost, insurance and freight
  • Crystallographic Information File, a standard text file format for representing crystallographic information promulgated by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) - and the closely related Crystallographic Information Framework
  • Cumulative incidence function, in epidemiology statistics, an expression of the probability of disease up to a given time
  • Continuous Improvement Foundation, an Egyptian organization working in the field of Continuous Improvement.
  • Cyprus Investment Firm