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2016: A year in review.


Global reach. Local impact. Bloomberg’s Philanthropy & Engagement program builds on the long-standing philanthropic and service-focused commitment established at the company by founder Mike Bloomberg. Our philanthropic initiatives engage employees from across the company in service activities in local communities, assisting neighbors in need, fostering environmental stewardship in cities


where we have offices, and inspiring the next generation of leaders through a diverse range of mentoring and education initiatives as part of Bloomberg Startup. Our work advances the company's core values of diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and wellness. This year, more than 11,000 employees dedicated more than 125,000 hours of volunteer service in 74 cities around the world.





unique volunteers


volunteer hours

individuals and families served





nonprofit partners

donated to disaster relief

articles of clothing collected for charity

ran/biked/walked for charity

America's Grow a Row Princeton


Philanthropy & Engagement

Arts and Culture: Creativity, Innovation & Access Publicolor New York


cultural memberships providing employee access Bloomberg works to advance creativity, innovation, access, and new technologies in the arts. We have corporate memberships at more than 250 arts and cultural organizations in 44 cities globally giving employees access to unique works of art, including Curtain Call by Ron Arad at the Roundhouse in London, MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! in Queens, the 32nd São Paulo Bienal, Kaldor Public Arts Projects at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, and the Public Art Fund’s Lost Man Creek by Spencer Finch in Brooklyn. By funding innovative apps and guides at cultural institutions through Bloomberg Connects, the Bloomberg Philanthropies arts program works to increase access to culture and strengthen arts organizations around the world.

4 Curtain Call at the Roundhouse London

Lumiere Exhibit London

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Brooklyn Museum New York

SFMOMA San Francisco

MoMA PS1 Rockaway! Exhibit New York

“The Donmar believes that theatre has the power to change lives. With support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Shakespeare Trilogy engagement programme has enabled just that for over 3,000 young people in London, offering great theatre opportunities to those who would not otherwise have the chance. We are hugely grateful for the support.”

32nd Bienal São Paulo

Kate Pakenham Executive Producer, Donmar Warehouse 5

Philanthropy & Engagement

Education: The Next Generation


hours spent mentoring


Startup Workshop Tokyo


Bloomberg Startup, the company’s global mentoring program, offers a wide range of activities designed and led by our employees in collaboration with our nonprofit partners to support academic achievement and prepare students for further education and careers, especially in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). Now in its second year, Startup has grown to more than 3,600 employee mentors — with workshops held in 33 cities, including Cape Town, Edinburgh, Lugano, Pune, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington, DC. As part of our 35th Anniversary, we launched the new Bloomberg Startup 35 Scholars program to provide opportunities to gain a higher education for 35 high-achieving, low-income students globally in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. 6

Room to Read Book Sorting New Delhi

“My experience working with Bloomberg Startup is rewarding and aligns with my personal passion of giving back to the community. Bloomberg Startup allows me to be an example for young kids from my community — exposing them to different careers and opportunities they otherwise wouldn't learn about anywhere else.”

Startup Session with Junior Achievement Beijing Speed Interviewing London

Damien Savage BGOV, Washington, DC

Speed Mentoring with Ikamva Youth Cape Town

Speed Mentoring, International Women's Day New York


Philanthropy & Engagement

Human Services: Helping Neighbors in Need

1.92 million

CaringKind New York

meals served/prepared


Coat Drive New York

units of blood donated Bloomberg’s trademark of excellence in service for our customers extends to helping our neighbors in need and showing compassion by supporting the homeless, addressing food insecurity, helping veterans and refugee communities, as well as individuals impacted by natural disasters. Bloomberg expanded our outreach to veterans with partnerships including Veterans Aid and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. More than 850 Bloomberg volunteers helped expand support for our homeless fourlegged friends with partnerships with the Sean Casey Animal Rescue, SAVE Animal Shelter and the Singapore SPCA. In 2016, Bloomberg won a number of awards from our partners, including Feeding Hong Kong, as Top Corporate Volunteers for the second year in a row.


SPCA Singapore

Feeding Hong Kong Hong Kong

Veterans House London

Habitat for Humanity New Jersey

Ondina Lobo São Paulo

“Since 2012, Bloomberg has passionately supported our work at Feeding Hong Kong. From cooking for our Chefs in the Community, diligently sorting and packing food in the FHK warehouse, championing our Bread Run programme and donating much-needed funds to our food bank, Bloomberg has embraced the fight against hunger and food waste in Hong Kong and has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness with friends, family and clients.” Gabrielle Kirstein Executive Director, Feeding Hong Kong 9

Philanthropy & Engagement

Human Services:

International Medical Corps Care Packs New York

Responding to Disasters and Displacement

$300,000 raised for disaster relief by employees

London FareShare London


articles of clothing collected for charity To assist refugees around the world, Bloomberg employees took part in a language exchange program for refugees with our customers at Deutsche Bank and nonprofit partner Uber Den Tellerrand in Germany. The program provided translation support for the Japan Association for Refugees in Tokyo and hosted job readiness workshops with the International Rescue Committee in New York. In the wake of natural disasters, Bloomberg employees raised $300,000 in support of the International Medical Corps, the American Red Cross and the Italian Red Cross in their important recovery and rebuilding efforts on the ground following devastating earthquakes in Japan, Ecuador and Italy, as well as in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and torrential flooding in Louisiana.


Japan Association for Refugees Tokyo

“We are grateful for Bloomberg’s philanthropic commitments that help further UNICEF’s mission to put children first. Following the Ecuador earthquake earlier this year, Bloomberg rapidly delivered resources in support of affected children and families, helping UNICEF provide lifesaving emergency relief in the hardest hit regions. We applaud Bloomberg’s dedication to drive solutions to pressing global issues and look forward to our continued partnership on behalf of the world’s children.”

UCSF Benioff Children‘s Hospital San Francisco

Caryl Stern President and CEO, UNICEF

Refugee Care Packs London Canning Town


Philanthropy & Engagement

Human Services: Launch of Best of Bloomberg Legal Pro Bono


hours of free legal services In 2016, the Bloomberg legal department teamed up with Philanthropy & Engagement to launch the department’s new Pro Bono volunteer program aimed at lending legal expertise to support underserved communities. In its pilot year, the program provided more than 1,400 hours of volunteer legal services for various organizations such as CUNY Citizenship NOW!, which provides immigration law services to eligible individuals and families on their path toward U.S. citizenship. Other program partners include Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, City Bar Justice Center‘s Veterans Assistance and Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Projects, and Relationship Coffee Institute.


CUNY Citizenship NOW! New York

Election Protection Project New York

CUNY Citizenship NOW! New York

“As Mayor, Mike Bloomberg helped us develop the CUNY Citizenship NOW! program by engaging lawyers and others as volunteers in assisting immigrants through the naturalization process. We are proud to now partner with Bloomberg’s legal team. It is an important legacy and will serve as an example for other companies to follow.” Allan Wernick

Director, CUNY Citizenship NOW!


Philanthropy & Engagement

Sustainability 11,932

trees planted by employees

Tree Planting Johannesburg


hours spent on environmental stewardship in local communities


Public Art Fund Spencer Finch Brooklyn

local parks and waterways cleaned Bloomberg is committed to global sustainability and environmental conservation in the communities in which we live and work. In 2016, employees dedicated more than 8,000 hours of hands-on action supporting local greening efforts in 21 cities around the world. With the adoption of local park areas such as Buckhill Meadow in Hyde Park with the Royal Parks Foundation, the dedication of a new boat christened the Lotus Bloom with the Anacostia Watershed Society, and the cleanups of the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden in honor of its 200th anniversary, Bloomberg employees are doing their part to preserve and restore our local green spaces. 14

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Ghaf Tree Planting Dubai

“Thanks to Bloomberg’s generous support this year we christened the Lotus Bloom(berg!), a skiff that helps us engage more than 3,000 community members and students in our education and restoration programs. From volunteer canoe cleanups to supporting the annual Anacostia River Festival, Bloomberg’s dedication and active stewardship has been steadfast and critical to our goal of making the Anacostia River fishable and swimmable by 2025.” Jim Foster President, Anacostia Watershed Society

Park Cleanup Lugano


Philanthropy & Engagement

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa 432

journalists, business and government professionals trained on the fundamentals of business reporting The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) brings together business and media leaders, academics and Bloomberg employees in News and Global Data to strengthen economic and financial reporting in Africa and to improve access to information on the continent. This year marked the second annual convening of business executives to explore the role of data and financial journalism in optimizing the success of Africa‘s media industry.


BMIA Media Fellows at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum New York

“The program has presented opportunities for me to take up the financial journalism desk in my workplace. It has also presented a networking opportunity through experienced tutors and fellow participants.� Tullah Stephen Journalist, The East African Business Times


Philanthropy & Engagement

Customer Engagement:

Bank of America Publicolor New York

Partnerships for Good


pro bono service hours for small businesses in the U.S. and UK In 2016, we expanded our partnerships with many of our customers, including Bank of America, BlackRock, Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, deepening our relationships by doing good together. We expanded our partnership with Citi’s annual Global Community Day to 11 cities around the world, Nairobi and Mexico City among them, and co-hosted the third annual coaching session with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs employees provided guidance on topics such as financial modeling and development strategies for small businesses in New York and London. Since its inception, this one-day coaching session has provided 49 U.S. and 30 UK businesses 1,900 cumulative hours of pro bono services from more than 200 volunteers.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses New York Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses London

Citi Global Community Day Singapore

Citi Bike Giveaway New York

“Volunteerism is a key part of giving back to the communities we serve around the globe. This year, Bloomberg employees worked side by side with the 90,000 Citi volunteers for our 11th Annual Global Community Day. Together, we share the view that our success as companies is inextricably linked to the positive outcomes and progress we can help enable for others.� Michael Corbat CEO, Citigroup


Philanthropy & Engagement

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friends and family at BOB volunteer projects

Bloomberg’s commitment to community includes our Bloomberg friends and family. Employees around the world share volunteer and cultural experiences with all generations from the youngest family members to our senior volunteers and everyone in between. In 2016, more than 2,000 friends and family joined Bloomberg employees on projects ranging from tree plantings, delivering meals, races and runs benefiting charities around the world, robotics competitions and even our annual Make-a-Wish Picnic in New Jersey, making service in our local neighborhoods and giving back a Bloomberg family tradition.

God's Love We Deliver Mailing New York


Park Cleanup Lugano

Royal Parks Foundation London Helping Hand Hong Kong

Race for the Cure New Jersey

“Because of BOB, my two sons have planted thousands of trees, cleaned at least a mile of beach, and have nurtured seagrass from seedlings to dunes. They will grow up knowing they can make a difference because of these experiences. For my family, this is truly the Best of Bloomberg.“

Beach Cleanup New York

Sherry Sontag Engineering, Working Families Community

Donguri Tree Planting Tokyo

Pelham Bay Tree Planting New York

21 Governors Island New York

Philanthropy & Engagement

Bloomberg 35 Years October 1, 2016 marked the 35th anniversary of Bloomberg L.P. helping to revolutionize the financial industry and bring transparency to the financial markets — making them more fair, efficient and dynamic, a spirit we have carried into our philanthropic work. Some of our earliest partners include Publicolor, Room to Read, Tate Modern, and Doctors Without Borders, a diverse group of organizations whose work has changed lives, touched millions and created a lasting impact for generations around the world. Through monetary support or hands-on volunteering, our employees are part of a growing legacy of innovation and compassion within our local communities. As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies, we will continue to partner with effective organizations working to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. Simon Community London


FIRST Mentors New York

Johns Hopkins Day of Service Baltimore

Square Mile Relay London

Startup Session with Junior Achievement Singapore Coat Drive New York

Coat Drive Atlanta

Publicolor New York Sunshine Action Hong Kong

Room to Read Mumbai

Miraikan Tokyo

Sean Casey Animal Rescue New York


Local service. Toronto Hong Kong

Sydney Boston

Tel Aviv

Detroit Seattle



Seoul Dubai

Los Angeles

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Buenos Aires

New York Frankfurt




Jerusalem Washington, DC — BNA

Atlanta Berlin





Cape Town





Global impact. Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Czech Republic Denmark Egypt England France Germany Ghana Greece Hungary Hong Kong India Ireland Israel Italy


Japan Kenya Korea Mexico Nigeria Norway Peru Poland Portugal Russia Scotland Singapore South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates United States Venezuela

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countries and regions


unique volunteers


Thank you for your continued support. Here’s to another great year of giving back in 2017.

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2016: A year in review  

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2016: A year in review  

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