Look for unmet needs
Rely on data
Lead from the front
Focus on cities
Engage strong partners
“There is a growing movement of big cities and small towns that are striving to use data to improve the performance of government and the lives of their citizens.”
Michael R. Bloomberg
“At Bloomberg Philanthropies we believe that collaboration has an exponential effect on everything that we do.”
Patricia E. Harris
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in nearly 480 cities across more than 120 countries.
Moving America Forward
Building on Mike Bloomberg’s experience in New York’s City Hall and his belief that cities are where progress on global challenges is made, Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses on creating impact at the local level across the world.
U.S. cities have an important role to play in driving progress on the big issues facing the country. The $200 million Bloomberg American Cities Initiative is Bloomberg Philanthropies’ focused effort to support them.
The three key goals of the initiative’s work are: promoting bold leadership and effective problem-solving at the local level; supporting critical policy action; and encouraging residents, artists, and entrepreneurs to energize cities and to solve problems. Learn more.
About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health.
Encompassing all of Mike Bloomberg’s giving, Bloomberg Philanthropies includes his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works with mayors in cities around the world.
Mike has committed the vast majority of the profits from Bloomberg L.P., the global financial technology, data, and media company that he founded in 1981, to support the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies invested $702 million in nearly 480 cities in more than 120 countries. In total, Mike has given $6 billion to efforts that transform lives every day.