Citi Foundation

Overview

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress in communities around the world and focuses on initiatives that expand financial inclusion. We collaborate with best-in-class partners to create measurable economic improvements that strengthen low-income families and communities. Through a "More than Philanthropy" approach, Citi's business resources and human capital enhance our philanthropic investments and impact.
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 Capability and Asset Building – Increases in the number of low-income adults and/or youth who adopt positive financial behaviors and accumulate and preserve financial assets

Microfinance and Community Development Finance – Increases in financial products and capital that improve the financial inclusion of low-income individuals and communities

Enterprise Development – Increases in the number of micro or small enterprises that provide new income generation and/or employment opportunities for low-income individuals

College Success (in the U.S.) – Increases in the number of low-income, academically qualified students who enroll in and complete postsecondary education

Youth Economic Opportunities (outside the U.S.) – Increases in the number of low-income youth, ages 13-25, who establish a livelihood, become employed in a living wage job, or start their own income-generating business

Neighborhood Revitalization (in the U.S.) – Increases in the number of affordable housing units or community facilities that contribute to the economic and/or environmental sustainability of low-income communities

Disaster Response – Supporting preparedness, immediate response, and rebuilding efforts, that all contribute to the long-term economic recovery of communities


Citi publishes its 2013 Global Citizenship Report
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Citi publishes its 2012 Foundation Report
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Announcements

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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ServiceWorks AmeriCorps VISTAs sworn in to begin work across U.S. to help underserved young adults
8/5/2014
ServiceWorks AmeriCorps VISTAs sworn in to begin work across U.S. to help underserved young adults
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The Four Greatest Life Lessons of Service - Learning to Lead by Helping Others
8/5/2014
President Obama recognizes the Citi Foundation's ServiceWorks program as aligned with "My Brother's Keeper" national effort
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The Four Greatest Life Lessons of Service - Learning to Lead by Helping Others
8/5/2014
The Four Greatest Life Lessons of Service - Learning to Lead by Helping Others
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Six cities are vying for a chance to turn their innovative ideas into a reality - and you can help decide who gets to be a part of the first City Accelerator cohort
7/10/2014
Six cities are vying for a chance to turn their innovative ideas into a reality - and you can help decide who gets to be a part of the first City Accelerator cohort
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Citi Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi discusses how the Citi Foundation is responding to Typhoon Haiyan and helping build resilient communities.
7/9/2014
Citi Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi discusses how the Citi Foundation is responding to Typhoon Haiyan and helping build resilient communities.
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ServiceWorks host sites announced as part of Pathways to Progress
6/26/2014
ServiceWorks host sites announced as part of Pathways to Progress
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Citi Foundation President & CEO Pamela Flaherty Honored by the World Resources Institute at 2014 Courage to Lead Event
6/17/2014
Citi Foundation President & CEO Pamela Flaherty Honored by the World Resources Institute at 2014 Courage to Lead Event
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70,000+ Citi volunteers participated in Global Community Day 2014 in 93 countries and nearly 480 cities.
6/10/2014
70,000+ Citi volunteers participated in Global Community Day 2014 in 93 countries and nearly 480 cities.
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The Citi Foundation and Living Cities, with Governing Magazine, launch the City Accelerator program microsite
6/10/2014
The Citi Foundation and Living Cities, with Governing Magazine, launch the City Accelerator program microsite
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Changing the Paradigm: Turning Financial Education into Financial Capability.
6/10/2014
Changing the Paradigm: Turning Financial Education into Financial Capability.
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Building Evidence on Financial Capability. Learn about projects happening around the world.
5/20/2014
Building Evidence on Financial Capability. Learn about projects happening around the world.
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A Paradigm Shift. An interview with Brandee McHale, COO, of the Citi Foundation.
5/20/2014
From Financial Education to Capability - A Paradigm Shift. An interview with Brandee McHale, COO of the Citi Foundation.
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Incorporating financial coaching into financial capability and asset building programs.
5/20/2014
Incorporating financial coaching into financial capability and asset building programs.
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Citi releases 2013 Global Citizenship Report
4/29/2014
Citi releases 2013 Global Citizenship Report
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Breaking down the financial aid process: A new toolkit developed by America's Promise, with support from the Citi Foundation, gives students â€
4/28/2014
Breaking down the financial aid process: A new toolkit developed by America's Promise, with support from the Citi Foundation, gives students - and their parents - a step-by-step guide to funding their post-secondary education.
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A brief by the Asset Funders Network and the Citi Foundation outlines how credit building can help low-income people take control of their financial lives.
4/16/2014
A brief by the Asset Funders Network and the Citi Foundation outlines how credit building can help low-income people take control of their financial lives.
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A special edition of Community Development Investment Review explores green issues through a community development lens.
3/31/2014
A special edition of Community Development Investment Review explores energy efficiency issues through a community development lens.
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A new series of project briefs and webinars, by NeighborWorks and the Citi Foundation, examine financial coaching as an effective approach to building financial capability.
3/28/2014
A new series of project briefs and webinars, by NeighborWorks and the Citi Foundation, examine financial coaching as an effective approach to building financial capability.
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Closing the data gap: New report sheds light on the financial and operational profile of health centers to encourage financing of these crucial urban anchors.
3/28/2014
Closing the data gap: New report sheds light on the financial and operational profile of health centers to encourage financing of these crucial urban anchors.
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The Power of Investing in Women: Lessons from the Women Investing in Women Initiative.
3/26/2014
The Power of Investing in Women: Lessons from the Women Investing in Women Initiative.
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Citi Foundation and Living Cities launch new initiative to accelerate innovation and progress in U.S. cities.
3/17/2014
Citi Foundation and Living Cities launch new initiative to accelerate innovation and progress in U.S. cities.
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