annual report

Year in review

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. We focus on five key areas for creating lasting change: the arts, education, the environment, public health, and government innovation. These areas encompass the issues Mike Bloomberg and his team are most passionate about and where we can achieve the greatest good.

Teamwork wins championships, as any sports fan can tell you. It’s no less important to solving public policy problems. Yet, for too long, it was lacking from one of the most difficult challenges facing the world: climate change.

Michael R. Bloomberg

Annual letter on philanthropy

When I visited Moscow for the first time last June, I found a dynamic city filled with beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and welcoming people. It turns out, though, that the most remarkable thing in Moscow was what I didn’t experience: tobacco smoke.

Patricia E. Harris

Annual letter from the CEO

The environment

Taking Action to Protect the Planet

The Arts

Harnessing the Transformative Power of the Arts


Removing Barriers

Public Health

Taking on Tobacco, Obesity, Road Safety, and Using Data to Save Millions of Lives

Government Innovation

Improving the Way City Government Works

Bloomberg Associates

Helping Mayors to Improve City Life

Founder's Projects

Improving Communities and the Quality of Life Worldwide

Bloomberg L.P.

Making a Difference in Our Communities

2015 by the Numbers

Bloomberg Philanthropies work is making progress at an ever increasing rate. A few of the highlights of the last year:


cities committed to the Compact of Mayors


coal plants retired through Beyond Coal


babies delivered at upgraded maternal health centers in Tanzania since 2009


police officers trained by Global Road Safety partners since 2010


cities supported by Government Innovation programs


students reached by CollegePoint in class of 2016


cultural institutions supported around the world


women who have completed job training in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2008


Bloomberg employee volunteers


African media and business professionals trained in financial journalism

Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation, his personal giving, and his corporate philanthropy. In 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $510 million. Board of Directors