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

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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