Skip to main content

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 well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works with mayors in cities around the world.

Mike has committed the vast majority of the profits from Bloomberg L.P., the global financial technology, data, and media company that he founded in 1981, to support the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to improve the lives of millions of people in more than 700 cities and 150 countries. In 2023, Bloomberg Philanthropies invested $3 billion around the world. Over his lifetime, Mike has so far given $17.4 billion to philanthropy.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

“There is a growing movement of big cities and small towns that are striving to use data to improve the performance of government and the lives of their citizens.”

Patricia E. Harris

“At Bloomberg Philanthropies we believe that collaboration has an exponential effect on everything that we do.”

Patricia E Harris

In Brief

Download a snapshot of all of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ work around the world.


Learn more about the team leading Bloomberg Philanthropies’ work across every initiative.

Chief Operating Officer

Photo of James Anderson standing outside smiling into the camera

Government Innovation

Special Projects & New Initiatives

Tarara Deane-Krantz Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Women’s Economic Development

Greenwood Initiative

Bloomberg Associates

Suzanne Foote, Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing

Public Health

The Arts

Operations and Partnerships

External Communications

Corporate Philanthropy



Board of Directors

Dr. Tenley E. Albright

Director, MIT Collaborative Initiatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Former Surgeon, Harvard Medical School; Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater

Emma Bloomberg

Founder and CEO, Murmuration

Georgina Bloomberg


Geoffrey Canada

President & Founder, Harlem Children’s Zone

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; Co-Chair, Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero; Chair of Brookfield Asset Management, and Head of Transition Investing at Brookfield Corporation

Kenneth I. Chenault

Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst; Former CEO & Chairman, American Express

Manny Diaz

Former Mayor, Miami, Florida; Former President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Daniel L. Doctoroff

Founder & Chairman, Target ALS; Former Chairman & CEO, Sidewalk Labs

Patricia E. Harris

CEO, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments

Robert A. Iger

CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Walter Isaacson

Professor, Tulane University; Advisory Partner, Perella Weinberg

Maya Lin

Artist and Designer

John J. Mack

Chairman Emeritus, Morgan Stanley

The Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

President Emeritus, Fordham University

Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.)

17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; President, MGM Consulting, LLC

Jamie Niven

Senior Advisor to the CEO, Phillips; Retired Chairman, Sotheby’s The Americas

Honorable Sam Nunn

Co-Chair, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Former U.S. Senator

Samuel J. Palmisano

Chairman, The Center for Global Enterprise; Retired Chairman, President and CEO, IBM Corporation

Secretary Henry “Hank” M. Paulson, Jr.

Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Former Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs

Ruth Porat

President and Chief Investment Officer; Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google

Dr. Alfred Sommer

Professor and Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Member, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine

Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman, S4 Capital; Founder, WPP

Anne M. Tatlock

Former Chairman & CEO, Fiduciary Trust International; Former Vice Chairman, Franklin Resources

Dennis M. Walcott

President and CEO, Queens Library; Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education