February 19, 2021
After Trump’s decision to leave the Paris agreement, many U.S. cities, corporations, universities, nonprofit groups and some states undertook their own efforts to reduce their carbon footprints and keep the country on track through a coalition called We Are Still In.
“Over the last four years, Americans across the country have continued pushing forward and cutting emissions,” billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg said on a call Thursday with reporters. “The reason is simple: They understand fighting climate change strengthens our economy and improves people’s health.”Read more
February 15, 2021
The trouble is nowadays many people tend to have relatively short attention spans and memories. “This is a very important moment,” explained Kelly Henning, MD, who has led Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Health program since its inception in 2007. “It’s a moment when the public is paying attention to public health.”Read more
November 3, 2020
Espinosa’s advisor was supplied for free by CollegePoint, a coalition of agencies backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies that works to enroll high-achieving first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students in highly selective colleges and universities.Read more
September 3, 2020
Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire and former mayor of New York, announced on Thursday that his philanthropic organization would give $100 million to four historically Black medical schools.
The immediate goal is to reduce medical students’ financial burdens by giving about 800 of them up to $100,000 in grants. The bigger goal, architects of the gift say, is to improve the health and wealth of Black Americans.Read more
August 18, 2020
Growing up in Medford, Michael Bloomberg recalls how important the public library was to his family and the city. Now he has found a way to help keep it vital for future generations.
The former New York City mayor has made a $3 million gift to support the ongoing construction of a new library building in Medford, according to an announcement by Bloomberg Philanthropies — his charitable organization ― and the Medford Public Library Foundation.Read more
July 28, 2020
Although it’s been tricky navigating this new norm, parents have an option that will (safely) get their kiddos out and about this summer. Thanks to a generous $1.2 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation and The JBP Foundation, the Fresh Air Fund has been able to host a lineup of outdoor programming, including “Open Spaces in the City.” This supervised, safe and distanced program for kids offers a little bit of everything: arts and crafts, sports, STEAM activities, yoga and dance parties—just to name a few. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?Read more
March 27, 2020
Even Mr. Bloomberg, who wields enormous political clout as a former mayor and political donor, said he was focusing his philanthropic effort on working directly with mayors around the country to find the best ways to deploy the money.Read more
February 11, 2020
Four years after Chile embraced the world’s most sweeping measures to combat mounting obesity, a partial verdict on their effectiveness is in: Chileans are drinking a lot fewer sugar-laden beverages, according to study published in the journal PLOS Medicine.Read more
October 29, 2019
The joint study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Bloomberg Philanthropies also found that urban innovation, from easing housing ordinances to attacking homelessness, can’t thrive without strong civic leadership and quality data sets to guide goals and decision-making.Read more
October 28, 2019
Over the last decade, U.S. cities have carved out dozens of public plazas from existing streets using little more than paint. A new grant program and guide announced today by Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund the creation of 10 street murals in 10 U.S. cities, as well as track the safety, economic, and civic impact of these projects.Read more