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Investing in Our Communities
Citi and the Citi Foundation are working in new ways to help build equitable and resilient communities
Citi’s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients and communities by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Every day, we strive to build an equitable financial services industry by expanding access to safe and affordable products and services that empower families to achieve their financial goals.
Affordable Access Banking Initiative – We work with trusted community organizations to expand financial access to safe and affordable financial products in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. This initiative gives participants the opportunity to apply for the Citi® Access Account Package with special features for our strategic non-profit partners to enhance their economic inclusion efforts in the unbanked and underbanked communities they support. The Citi Access Account Package has affordable checking and savings accounts with access to a range of Citi digital services.
Citi® ATM Community Network – We alleviate one of the biggest barriers to banking by working with minority-owned banks, community banks, and community development credit unions through our Citi ATM Community Network program, that provides surcharge-free access to Citibank ATMs for customers of participating institutions.
Citi Start Saving® - We make saving for college easier by collaborating with local governments and school districts and have set a goal to help them put 1 million youth on the path to higher education through the Citi Start Saving® platform—which first was first used by the City and County of San Francisco’s children’s savings program. Participants and their families can access information about their program and savings activity 24/7 from a desktop, smartphone, or tablet.
Global Inclusive Finance Framework – We work with microfinance institutions around the world to extend microloans to millions of low-income borrowers and entrepreneurs in emerging markets through an innovative public-private partnership between Citi and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
Scaling Enterprise - We provide earlier-stage financing in local currency to companies that expand access to basic services like affordable finance, agriculture, energy, affordable housing, water and sanitation to low-income households in emerging markets. Launched as a partnership with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and the Ford Foundation, Scaling Enterprise, a $100 million loan guarantee facility, enables social impact companies to access the capital they need to achieve scale, greater efficiencies and lower costs.
Citi, DFC and JICA Announce $70 Million in Financing to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses in Mexico
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.