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Annual Report 2022-2023

Around the World

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ programs span 700 cities and 150 countries, where we work to save and improve lives. Read on below for examples of our global reach and the impact we are making at the local level.

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Americas

Lab study capture of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta

Atlanta

Student Debt Relief in Atlanta

Morehouse School of Medicine is one of four historically Black medical schools that we supported with scholarships to reduce student debt and increase the number of Black doctors. Nearly 450 students in the program have now graduated, including over 100 from Morehouse.

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Chile

Ocean Conservation in Chile

With support from our partners, local authorities in Chile established a new marine protected area, the Pisagua Sea, that covers over 181,000 acres. Globally, we have helped protect 10.8 million square miles of ocean.

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A lot of fish swimming which showcase Ocean Conservation in Chile

A lot of fish swimming which showcase Ocean Conservation in Chile

Chile

Ocean Conservation in Chile

With support from our partners, local authorities in Chile established a new marine protected area, the Pisagua Sea, that covers over 181,000 acres. Globally, we have helped protect 10.8 million square miles of ocean.

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Three officers supporting national road safety law in Colombia

Colombia

Road Safety in Colombia

With our partners, we supported the passage of a landmark national road safety law that will help reduce urban speed limits and strengthen vehicle safety standards.

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Denver, Colorado Asphalt Art Initiative Drone After shoot

Denver

Asphalt Art in Denver

Denver is one of more than 60 cities where we supported asphalt art projects to enliven streets and improve safety. The city transformed an intersection at the heart of one of its oldest neighborhoods.

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Denver

Asphalt Art in Denver

Denver is one of more than 60 cities where we supported asphalt art projects to enliven streets and improve safety. The city transformed an intersection at the heart of one of its oldest neighborhoods.

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Denver, Colorado Asphalt Art Initiative Drone After shoot

Tobacco Control in Mexico City

Mexico City

Tobacco Control in Mexico City

After 10 years of advocacy from our partners, Mexico became the latest country to ban smoking in indoor public places, bringing the total number of countries with smoke-free laws to 139.

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No New Gas posters supporting Clean Energy Transition in Minnesota

Minnesota

Clean Energy Transition in Minnesota

We helped close 12 of the state’s 15 coal plants, including one that will now become one of the world’s largest battery storage sites. We have retired 70% of plants nationwide.

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Minnesota

Clean Energy Transition in Minnesota

We helped close 12 of the state’s 15 coal plants, including one that will now become one of the world’s largest battery storage sites. We have retired 70% of plants nationwide.

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No New Gas posters supporting Clean Energy Transition in Minnesota

Kids photo captured during summer learning program in New York City

New York City

Summer Learning in New York City

Our summer learning program in New York City, called Summer Boost, reached more than 16,000 K-8 charter school students across the five boroughs.

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Audience listening to Bloomberg American Health Summit 2022

Philadelphia

Public Health Summit in Philadelphia

The 2022 Bloomberg American Health Summit brought together over 400 public health leaders and advocates to discuss major threats to U.S. health and life expectancy.

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Philadelphia

Public Health Summit in Philadelphia

The 2022 Bloomberg American Health Summit brought together over 400 public health leaders and advocates to discuss major threats to U.S. health and life expectancy.

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Audience listening to Bloomberg American Health Summit 2022

A lady shopping with local farmer markets in in São Paulo

São Paulo

City Innovation in São Paulo

The success of São Paulo’s winning idea in the 2016 Mayors Challenge, which connected farmers with local markets to grow their earnings and improve sustainability, has spurred 77 cities to replicate the program.

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Classroom capture of Washington D.C. charter school

Washington, D.C.

Charter Schools in Washington, D.C.

D.C. charter schools that we have supported are set to open more than 3,000 new seats in the coming years, as part of our national effort to open 150,000 new charter seats by 2026.

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Washington, D.C.

Charter Schools in Washington, D.C.

D.C. charter schools that we have supported are set to open more than 3,000 new seats in the coming years, as part of our national effort to open 150,000 new charter seats by 2026.

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Classroom capture of Washington D.C. charter school

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Two bikes photo, Bloomberg Citylab at Hotel Krasnapolsky, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam

CityLab in Amsterdam

We convened over 500 mayors and city innovators at Bloomberg CityLab, where we also launched a program to help 10 cities create safer, more interconnected bike lanes and infrastructure.

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Amsterdam

CityLab in Amsterdam

We convened over 500 mayors and city innovators at Bloomberg CityLab, where we also launched a program to help 10 cities create safer, more interconnected bike lanes and infrastructure.

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Two bikes photo, Bloomberg Citylab at Hotel Krasnapolsky, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coffee Masterclass for the First Ladies of the Commonwealth

Kigali

Collaboration with Leaders in Kigali

At the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, we collaborated with the Rwandan government to highlight women’s economic development, which we have long supported.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates

London

Cultural Partnerships in London

The Serpentine, a longtime cultural partner that Mike also chairs, unveiled its Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates. The institution is one of over 200 globally with free guides on our Bloomberg Connects app.

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London

Cultural Partnerships in London

The Serpentine, a longtime cultural partner that Mike also chairs, unveiled its Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates. The institution is one of over 200 globally with free guides on our Bloomberg Connects app.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates

Dynamic public plazas around the city in Milan where kids are playing with chalk

Milan

Pro Bono Consulting in Milan

Our experts at Bloomberg Associates have worked with Milan to modernize its economic development strategy, create green public spaces and plazas, and make it easier for people to move to the city. 

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The Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership announcing inaugural class of 20 Mayors

Tel Aviv

Leadership Training in Tel Aviv

Building on our leadership training for mayors at Harvard University, we partnered on the Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership at Tel Aviv University, which trained its first class of 20 mayors and 40 senior staff in Israel in 2022. 

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Tel Aviv

Leadership Training in Tel Aviv

Building on our leadership training for mayors at Harvard University, we partnered on the Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership at Tel Aviv University, which trained its first class of 20 mayors and 40 senior staff in Israel in 2022. 

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The Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership announcing inaugural class of 20 Mayors

Health data file records in Tanzania

Tanzania

Health Data Collection in Tanzania

We worked with Tanzania to improve birth and death data collection, training community health workers to gather data on rural deaths and advocating for waived fees for birth and death registrations.

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Asia Pacific

Partnering with the Hong Kong Philanthropy alliance and mentoring

Hong Kong

Career Mentoring in Hong Kong

Partnering with the Hong Kong Philanthropy Alliance, we launched a program that increases access to financial career opportunities for women from low-income and minority backgrounds.

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Hong Kong

Career Mentoring in Hong Kong

Partnering with the Hong Kong Philanthropy Alliance, we launched a program that increases access to financial career opportunities for women from low-income and minority backgrounds.

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Partnering with the Hong Kong Philanthropy alliance and mentoring

Breathe Well Live Well, Air Quality Monitoring in Mumbai

Mumbai

Air Quality Monitoring in Mumbai

In addition to supporting India’s national clean air plan, we also supported a project in Mumbai that tested 40 low-cost sensors alongside proven monitors to measure their effectiveness for scaling nationwide.

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Employee Volunteering in Singapore

Singapore

Employee Volunteering in Singapore

Singapore-based employees have volunteered over 46,000 hours since 2003, including work to tackle food insecurity, illiteracy, and elderly and disabled care.

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Singapore

Employee Volunteering in Singapore

Singapore-based employees have volunteered over 46,000 hours since 2003, including work to tackle food insecurity, illiteracy, and elderly and disabled care.

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Employee Volunteering in Singapore

Two women talking about Climate Action in Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur

Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur

Climate Action in Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur

Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur developed an innovative partnership to share strategies for decarbonizing buildings, winning a 2022 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award as one of the five best city climate projects.

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Kids swimming with a Coach in swimming pool

Vietnam

Drowning Prevention in Vietnam

We partnered with the national government to provide survival swimming lessons to more than 25,000 young children across 22 provinces.

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Vietnam

Drowning Prevention in Vietnam

We partnered with the national government to provide survival swimming lessons to more than 25,000 young children across 22 provinces.

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Kids swimming with a Coach in swimming pool
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