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Bloomberg Philanthropies


Last profile update: 04/19/2018
Last grant data update: 06/15/2018

At A Glance

Bloomberg Philanthropies

(formerly The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc.)

909 3rd Ave., 16th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-4797


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 2006 - Founded by Michael R. "Mike" Bloomberg, a former Mayor of New York City, in order to concentrate on areas of particular interest, such as public health and medical research. He is the founder and 88 percent owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial software services company. He is listed as the 7th-richest person in America on the 2013 Forbes List of The Richest People In America. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg's charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving Michael R. Bloomberg has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

The mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation and the arts.