OVERVIEW: Operating globally, the Citi Foundation supports young people between the ages of 16-24 through job skills training, financial literacy programs, and employment opportunities.
IP TAKE: The Citi Foundation limits its K-12 education grantmaking to its Pathways to Progress initiative, which provides job training, financial literacy education and work experiences to young people between the ages of 16 and 24 around the world. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.
PROFILE: The Citi Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Citibank, a multinational financial services firm based in New York City. The foundation aims to promote “economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world.” It supports youth economic opportunity, sustainability, and financial inclusion through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and internal programs.
The Citi Foundation supports K-12 education through its Pathways to Progress initiative, which encourages young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 to acquire marketable skills through education and job training, to find jobs, and to develop businesses of their own. Through a partnership with INJAZ-Al-Arab, the foundation provided workforce readiness and financial literacy training to 9,000 students from nine countries across North Africa and the Middle East. In the United States, the foundation runs the Summer Jobs Connect program, which connects young people with employment opportunities and financial literacy experiences. An interactive map of sponsored projects is available at the foundation’s website.