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Our Approach

Ensuring better, longer lives for the greatest number of people

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ unique approach to saving and improving lives around the world is grounded in Mike Bloomberg’s experience as founder of a global technology and media company and as three-term mayor of one of the world’s largest cities.

Across Bloomberg Philanthropies’ five focus areas — public health, the environment, education, government innovation, and the arts — this approach guides initiatives that tackle a wide range of issues to save and improve lives around the world.

 

A student reading books at the launch of the Library for All mobile app in Kigali, Rwanda.
A student reading books at the launch of the Library for All mobile app in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

 

A young girl plays outside in the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, New York during Fresh Air Fund Summer Space, an outdoor summer program for youth supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, and the JPB Foundation.
A young girl plays outside in the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, New York during Fresh Air Fund Summer Space, an outdoor summer program for youth supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, and the JPB Foundation.

 

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, World Central Kitchen and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to feed hospital staff at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Doctors and nurses line up at food trucks to take bags of meals to their coworkers inside the hospital.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, World Central Kitchen and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to feed hospital staff at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Doctors and nurses line up at food trucks to take bags of meals to their coworkers inside the hospital.

 

 

Mike Bloomberg joins executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, during COP25 in Madrid, Dec. 2019.
Mike Bloomberg joins executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, during COP25 in Madrid, Dec. 2019.

 

 

Detroit, Michigan, a Bloomberg Associates' client city.
Detroit, Michigan, a Bloomberg Associates’ client city.

 

 

Bloomberg Philanthropies partner, The Nutritional Health Alliance's "Let's Demand Clear Labels" mass media campaign in the Mexico City subway (2019). Photo credit: Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria.
Bloomberg Philanthropies partner, The Nutritional Health Alliance’s “Let’s Demand Clear Labels” mass media campaign in the Mexico City subway (2019).