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About Us Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Encompassing all of Mike Bloomberg’s giving, Bloomberg Philanthropies includes his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as...

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Museum of Science, Boston

Museum of Science, Boston For decades, the Museum of Science, Boston’s dynamic experiences have inspired people of all ages and backgrounds by guiding them through the interconnected natural and engineered worlds. In October 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 million gift to the museum, the largest in the institution’s 186-year history,...

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A $50 Million Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to the Museum of Science, Boston Dramatically Expands its Mission to Educate and Inspire

The Museum of Science and Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, announced a $50 million gift, the largest in the Museum’s 186-year history. The endowment will support and name the Museum's Education Division the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education...

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Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Discusses His New Artwork Fiducial Voice Beacons at the Bloomberg Philanthropies Supported Science Museum in London

By Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Team Today, museums are turning towards innovative technology to extend their reach beyond an institution’s four walls, allowing more people to access their resources. That’s why Bloomberg Philanthropies is committed to support their pursuit of technology that encourages creativity, engagement and connection. One of...

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Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative, a $150 Million Effort to Fuel Diversity in STEM Fields

Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the launch of the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative devoted to addressing historic underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and preparing a new, more diverse generation of researchers and scholars to assume leadership roles in tackling some of th...

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Carbon Mapper Launches Satellite Program to Pinpoint Methane and CO2 Super Emitters

Carbon Mapper, a new nonprofit organization, announced a pioneering program to help improve understanding of and accelerate reductions in global methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In addition, the Carbon Mapper consortium announced its plan to deploy a ground-breaking hyperspectral satellite constellation with the ability to pinpoint, quant...

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits Over $6 Million to Increase Mobile Unit COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts by America’s Four Historically Black Medical Schools in Black Communities

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced it will provide more than $6 million collectively to the nation’s four historically Black medical schools to expand their mobile unit COVID-19 vaccine operations in their local communities of Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. Bloomberg Philanthropies is deepening i...

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50% of All Coal Plants in Europe Set to Close, Marking Major Milestone in Phase Out of Coal in Europe by 2030

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Europe Beyond Coal announced that 162 of Europe’s 324 coal plants have closed or confirmed pre-2030 retirements, marking the halfway point in the campaign to retire all coal plants on the continent by 2030 at the latest. This is a major milestone ahead of this year’s U.N. Climate Summit, COP26, and demonstrates the glob...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan and Michael R. Bloomberg make major new investment in air quality monitoring in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Michael R. Bloomberg, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th Mayor of New York City, are announcing a joint investment in air quality monitoring worth almost £1.5m, to help ensure London’s recovery from the corona...

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Mike Bloomberg Reflects on Unprecedented Year: If “we apply what we have learned during the pandemic… we’ll be able to build a safer, healthier, and stronger future for generations to come.”

In 2020, Bloomberg Philanthropies worked to improve the lives of millions of people in 810 cities and 170 countries, investing $1.6 billion around the world. Over his lifetime, Mike Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies founder, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, the U.N. Secretary-General’s S...

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