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Mastercard Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to seek a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. The foundation’s work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion for people living in poverty. .


Established in 2006 - The foundation was established in 2006 by Mastercard International and operates independently under the governance of its own Board of Directors. The foundation’s headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. One of the largest foundations in the world, Mastercard Foundation works almost exclusively in Africa. It is currently working with 132 partners in 33 countries.


Mastercard Foundation

Company-sponsored foundation, Public charity




250 Yonge St., Ste. 2400 Toronto, Canada M5B 2L7

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