A vital partnership for more than 150 years

As a global city and thriving center of international trade and commerce, Citi is proud to support progress in Greater Chicago

Proud Member of the Chicago Community


Our Reach Across Chicago


Citi Employees

1.5 million+

consumer and business accounts


Citi alumni


Citibank retail branches

Supporting Chicago's Growth and Development

$126 million+

in loans to 17,700+ small businesses

$382 million+

loans and investments in affordable housing


Citi clients in the Fortune 500 headquartered in Chicago

Our Commitment to Chicago's Communities

$4.1 million+

supporting charitable organizations

Data based on 2015 yearly totals


volunteer hours by 440+ Citi colleagues, clients, family and friends

Empowering Chicago's Small Businesses


Chicago's neighborhoods struggled in the wake of the 2009 recession, with unemployment rising to over 20% in some communities. In 2011, Citi Community Development partnered with the City of Chicago and Accion Chicago to establish the Chicago Microlending Institute. It provides nonprofit organizations with training and technical assistance to become responsible microlenders, and also administers a $1 million pool of capital to support small businesses.

  • $2 million+in loans made by CMI to Chicago's small low-income and immigrant businesses
  • 900+jobs created – the majority of which are in low-income communities and communities of color

Advancing Progress Through Global Commerce


Helping companies serve their clients around the world is a major part of the local economic story that has driven Citi for 200 years. Citi is proud to provide financial services and strategic advice to some of the largest and most iconic Chicago companies. We help the city grow and thrive in the global marketplace while supporting job creation and business opportunities at home.

  • 1,500+regional partnerships, 25 with Fortune 500 companies
  • $5 billionrevolver financings with Boeing as a lead bank, as well supporting its M&A and capital markets needs
  • 85+year relationship with Caterpillar, extending across more than 45 countries with cash management services and derivative solutions

How Citi Clients Define Progress


For individuals, it may mean:

  • A mortgage that allows a family to lay down roots
  • Personalized advice that makes planning for a first child easier

For institutions, it may mean:

  • Local insight to break into new markets in differentiating ways
  • Deep expertise around the world to help manage complexity and emerging challenges

For communities, it may mean:

  • Collaboration with local leaders and community organizations to enable progress on local policy priorities
  • A global foundation that supports economic progress for individuals and communities

A True Global Reach


Our work stretches across the world to reach individuals, institutions and communities and empower them with solutions that only Citi's global set of capabilities can provide.

Citi's Global Consumer Bank serves 100 million clients in 19 countries, with a strategic focus on cities and segments in which the bank's unique global network, brand and capabilities provide a competitive advantage. We serve clients through industry-leading products and services, next-generation retail formats and world-class digital channels to deliver a simple, secure and seamless experience.

Citi's Institutional Clients Group builds enduring relationships with clients by providing a full suite of strategic advisory and financing products to multinational and local corporations, financial and public sector institutions, governments, privately held businesses, law firms and many of the world's most successful and influential individuals and families in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.

Looking Ahead

We look forward to continuing our partnership with the people and institutions of Chicago to enable progress and to create ever-greater opportunities within the city and the region.