Founder’s Projects

BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES IS SUPPORTING BOLD, UNIQUE PROJECTS THAT IMPROVE LIVES

ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE AROUND THE WORLD

In addition to our five main focus areas, Bloomberg Philanthropies takes on additional, unique projects that work to change people’s lives for the better, and for which Mike Bloomberg has a special passion. The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at Johns Hopkins University and support for Women for Women International, an organization that empowers female victims of conflict in Africa, are just two examples of our founder's projects.

American Cities Initiative:

The initiative will help city leaders address climate change, combat obesity and gun violence, and catalyze new opportunities for artists and volunteers

American Cities Initiative

The Greenwood Initiative:

During his campaign for president, Mike Bloomberg rolled out an ambitious plan to tackle the racial wealth gap and address decades of underinvestment in Black communities, called The Greenwood Initiative. We have since carried the plan’s objectives over to Bloomberg Philanthropies, where we’re supporting partners and institutions that have proven track records of increasing economic and social mobility to fulfill its mission of creating intergenerational wealth for Black people in America.

The Greenwood Initiative

Johns Hopkins University:

Since his first donation of $5 to Johns Hopkins University in 1965 – a year after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering – Mike Bloomberg’s total giving to the university has reached $1.5 billion. The support has impacted students and faculty in terms of facilities and infrastructure, research and academic achievement, student body quality, and diversity.

Johns Hopkins University

U.S. Virgin Islands:

Bringing assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

U.S. Virgin Islands

Women’s Economic Development:

Working with government, non-profit and private sector partners, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Women’s Economic Development initiative provides women in Sub-Saharan Africa with the training and skills they need to improve their economic well-being and contribute to the development of their families, communities and countries. The program has enrolled more than 195,500 women in training, more than 105,000 children in school, and has created businesses that expand into international markets.

Women’s Economic Development