Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Citi Foundation

The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment of individuals and families, particularly those in need, in the communities where they work so that they can improve their standard of living. They fulfill this mission by providing grant support for programs that are aligned with their priority focus areas, promote collaboration and effective use of philanthropic resources, engage our employees, and demonstrate impact and positive outcomes.

They are particularly interested in supporting program innovations with education programs that help improve quality and access to primary and secondary education in Citi markets internationally, and in the United States programs that increase the number of low-income and first-generation students who enroll in post-secondary education and earn a degree.

Expanding educational opportunities and helping to improve academic achievement can be one of the most effective strategies for economically empowering households and increasing the ability of young people to contribute positively to the broader economy. Citi Foundation seek to support programs that focus on basic elementary and secondary education, as well as higher education programs that enrich the educational offerings at undergraduate and graduate schools of business. Recognizing how critical obtaining a college degree is to increasing earning power and breaking inter-generational cycles of poverty, they are particularly focused on efforts to generate a dramatic and sustainable increase in the number of low-income and first-generation students who enroll in college and obtain a degree.

The Citi Foundation reviews proposals by invitation only from organizations with demonstrated successes in its outlined focus areas. Citi Foundation has sharply focused their grant making to satisfy ongoing commitments in these areas throughout the world. Please note that Citi Foundation will not review any unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.

Do you know anyone that can get us an invitation for funding by the Citi Foundation?

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