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

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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Integrating family services with affordable housing to address poverty. Read how one Partners in Progress grantee is helping hundreds of families by collaborating with community partners.
2/20/2014
Integrating family services with affordable housing to address poverty. Read how one Partners in Progress grantee is helping hundreds of families by collaborating with community partners.
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How high-capacity, entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations are using innovative solutions to stem the tide of foreclosures and stabilize affected communities.
2/19/2014
How high-capacity, entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations are using innovative solutions to stem the tide of foreclosures and stabilize affected communities.
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A new report by FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Citi Foundation shows how a secured credit card combined with credit coaching can be an effective tool for helping aspiring microentrepreneurs build credit and progress towards meeting their business goals.
2/11/2014
A new report by FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Citi Foundation shows how a secured credit card combined with credit coaching can be an effective tool for helping aspiring microentrepreneurs build credit and progress towards meeting their business goals.
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CFED, ideas42 and the Citi Foundation release a report spotlighting how behavioral economics theories can be applied to increase the impact and effectiveness of asset building programs.
1/21/2014
CFED, ideas42 and the Citi Foundation release a report spotlighting how behavioral economics theories can be applied to increase the impact and effectiveness of asset building programs.
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FHI 360 and the Citi Foundation release the Five-Year Capstone Report of the Postsecondary Success Collaborative - showing how higher education can be made more accessible for millions of students in the U.S.
12/20/2013
FHI 360 and the Citi Foundation release the Five-Year Capstone Report of the Postsecondary Success Collaborative - showing how higher education can be made more accessible for millions of students in the U.S.
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The Citi Foundation and the Low Income Investment Fund launch Partners in Progress, an initiative to help transform the field of community development by advancing the community
12/3/2013
The Citi Foundation and the Low Income Investment Fund launch Partners in Progress, an initiative to help transform the field of community development by advancing the community "quarterback" model and increase economic progress in low-income communities.
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