At the Citi Foundation, we don't just write checks. Our philanthropic investments are leveraged through a "More than Philanthropy" approach that taps into Citi's business resources and the expertise of Citi employees to maximize grant funding and deepen the impact of our work. This effort allows us to build partnerships that enable us to fulfill our mission of promoting economic progress in communities around the world and drive thought leadership and innovation towards influencing widespread change. Some of the internal Citi partners that contribute to these efforts include:
Citi Community Capital (CCC) is a premier financial partner with nationally recognized expertise in financing all types of affordable housing and community reinvestment projects. CCC's origination, structuring, asset and risk management staff across the country provide creative financing solutions designed to meet their clients' needs. CCC helps community development financial institutions, real estate developers, national intermediaries and nonprofit organizations achieve their goals through a broad, integrated platform of debt and equity offerings.
Citi Community Development (CCD) works to achieve economic empowerment and growth for underserved individuals, families and communities in the U.S. by expanding access to financial services, and building sustainable business solutions and innovative partnerships.
Citi is committed to enabling urban progress and strengthening communities in cities worldwide. Through Citi for Cities, we partner with governments, businesses, citizens and community groups to identify and implement innovative solutions that drive efficiencies and enhance quality of life – ultimately supporting the growth of cities around the world. Citi plays an instrumental role in helping cities realize their urban vision by harnessing its knowledge, capabilities and best practices from around the world to deliver practical, cost-effective and transformational solutions that benefit citizens, communities and cities.
Citi Inclusive Finance is a specialist team that works across Citi businesses globally to develop solutions that enable the bank, its clients and partners to expand access to financial services and advance economic progress in underserved market segments.
The Citi Office of Homeownership Preservation-OHP was created to develop and maintain a dialogue, and establish relationships with third parties representing Citi borrowers in danger of losing their homes. In addition to borrower outreach, OHP works with industry stakeholders including nonprofit partners to adopt and expand practices and policies that result in the improvement of the overall experience of the Counselor and the Borrower as well as facilitate a more timely solution. OHP collaborates with various Citi businesses to bring their resources to community groups to support community stabilization and revitalization activities, and responsible disposition of Real Estate Owned. It seeks opportunities to source innovative solutions that make communities better places to live and work.
At Citi, we believe that working to promote sustainability – both for our firm and our client base – is good business practice. We have a long history of industry leadership on sustainability issues, and our business helps drive innovative solutions to environmental and social challenges. We work to make our operations as efficient and sustainable as possible while leveraging our businesses and partnering with clients to make progress on environmental issues.
Diversity is part of our DNA at Citi. Having a workforce as diverse as the clients and communities we serve is a business imperative for us. A diverse workforce stimulates new ideas and fresh ways of thinking, skills needed to be a successful business in a rapidly changing environment. It also helps us attract the best talent in the industry. Our people are at the heart of everything we do, and we remain committed to fostering a meritocracy in which everyone has the opportunity to succeed.