Citi Foundation

Overview

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation's "More than Philanthropy" approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation.
We utilize a results-oriented measurement framework that informs the way we assess the impact of the programs we fund. Every grant is carefully tracked to identify ways to ensure success and understand what works and why. This framework helps us define more clearly the results we seek in each of our core focus areas, which include:

Financial Inclusion – Increases in financial products and capital to support financial inclusion and the growth of businesses that provide new income generation and/or employment opportunities for low-income individuals

Increases in the number of low-income adults or youth who adopt positive financial behaviors and accumulate and preserve financial assets

Youth Economic Opportunities – Increases in the number of low-income youth who complete postsecondary (college-level) education, gain skills to enhance employability, become employed or start their own income-generating business.

Urban Transformation – Increases in urban-focused initiatives that contribute to the economic progress and/or environmental sustainability of low-income individuals and communities.

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Announcements

Learn how Asian Americans for Equality, through Partners in Progress, are helping preserve and grow local businesses, provide affordable housing and increase access to community services in Flushing, New York
12/12/2014
Learn how Asian Americans for Equality, through Partners in Progress, is helping preserve and grow local businesses, provide affordable housing and increase access to community services in Flushing, New York
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Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Mentorship – A Shared Commitment Towards Success
11/25/2014
Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Mentorship - A Shared Commitment Towards Success
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A new report by FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Citi Foundation promotes the use of a business model tool for nonprofits that can enable them to sustain programs after the pilot stage
11/20/2014
A new report by FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Citi Foundation promotes the use of a business model tool for nonprofits that can enable them to sustain programs after the pilot stage
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Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Mentorship - Mentorship On and Off the Field
11/6/2014
Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Mentorship - Mentorship On and Off the Field
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An Innovative Approach to Enable Financial Capability in India
11/3/2014
An Innovative Approach to Enable Financial Capability in India
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Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Entrepreneurship - Lessons from the Pitch: Young Entrepreneurs Develop Tools for Success
10/23/2014
Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Entrepreneurship - Lessons from the Pitch: Young Entrepreneurs Develop Tools for Success
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The Citi Foundation releases video on Pathways to Progress. Learn more about the initiative's four core program paths
10/22/2014
The Citi Foundation releases video on Pathways to Progress. Learn more about the initiative's four core program paths.
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Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Entrepreneurship - Cracking the Entrepreneurship Code
10/8/2014
Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Entrepreneurship – Cracking the Entrepreneurship Code
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Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Entrepreneurship - Turning Your Passion into a Career
10/7/2014
Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Entrepreneurship - Turning Your Passion into a Career
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A new report by Tufts University, with the Citi Foundation and the Monitor Institute, explores the environment around the sustainable and inclusive business activities of companies
10/1/2014
A new report by Tufts University, with the Citi Foundation and the Monitor Institute, explores the environment around the sustainable and inclusive business activities of companies
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Opportunity Nation, with the Citi Foundation, releases report on link between civic engagement activities and economic opportunities for low-income youth
9/29/2014
Opportunity Nation, with the Citi Foundation, releases report on link between civic engagement activities and economic opportunities for low-income youth
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Dalberg and Global Development Incubator release new report on the innovative financing landscape to help promote development outcomes
9/22/2014
Dalberg and Global Development Incubator release new report on the innovative financing landscape to help promote development outcomes
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Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Summer Jobs - The Path to Economic Self Sufficiency
9/15/2014
Pathways to Progress Blog Series: Summer Jobs - The Path to Economic Self Sufficiency
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Introducing the City Accelerator's First Cohort
9/15/2014
Introducing the City Accelerator's First Cohort
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The Citi Foundation and the Citi of New York Celebrate AmeriCorps' 20th Anniversary at Citi Field
9/12/2014
The Citi Foundation and the Citi of New York Celebrate AmeriCorps' 20th Anniversary at Citi Field
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Citi Foundation and Living Cities announce the first three cities of the City Accelerator
9/4/2014
Citi Foundation and Living Cities announce the first three cities of the City Accelerator
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