Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts & culture. These five areas encompass the issues Mike Bloomberg and his team are most passionate about, and where they believe the greatest good can be achieved.
While Bloomberg Philanthropies works on a wide range of issues within each focus area, we apply a distinctive approach to all of our undertakings.
Philadelphia's city-led social enterprise incubator FastFWD was funded by way of the Mayors Challenge in 2013. The 35 finalists for the 2018 challenge have received grants of “up to $100,000” to...more
North Carolina has had a 800 percent increase in lethal opioid overdoses over the past decade and needs timely data for public health efforts to solve the crisis. Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht has...more
The city of Detroit is launching a new career mentorship program at five of its high schools after winning $100,000 from the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge and earning a spot as one of 35...more
The initiative represented a big commitment in a historically underappreciated medium from a billionaire philanthropist concerned with urban issues, economic development, and performance measurement....more
The City of Austin won a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies that will help city officials develop a program that uses blockchain technology to manage ... “Having a 'digital passport' makes clients...more
ST. THOMAS — Leaders with the Community Foundation for the Virgin Islands said Monday that grants totaling $100,000 from the nonprofit to five radio stations are allowed under IRS regulations and...more
If there's any doubt that "engagement" may be the Rosetta Stone of arts philanthropy, consider this: The Wallace Foundation has committed $52 million to study the concept. It is within this...more