A year in review: Serving our communities and fostering global impact in 2016

January 26, 2017

Bloomberg’s philanthropy and engagement program builds on the long-standing commitment to giving back of our founder Mike Bloomberg.

Our philanthropic initiatives engage employees from across the company in serving the global and local community. Through monetary support and hands-on volunteering, our employees amplify the legacy of generosity and compassion that is engrained in the Bloomberg culture.

Here are some highlights from our philanthropy and engagement 2016 year-end in review.

We made an impact around the world
More than 11,000 employees dedicated more than 125,000 hours of volunteer service in 74 cities across 45 countries and regions around the world.


We expanded charity partnerships with our clients
Last year, we expanded our partnerships with many of our Bloomberg clients, including Bank of America, BlackRock, Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, deepening our relationships by doing good together.

We broadened our involvement with Citi’s annual Global Community Day to include employees volunteering side-by-side in 11 cities around the world, and we co-hosted our third annual coaching session with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.


We grew our education engagement program
Our employees worked to inspire the next generation of leaders through a diverse range of mentoring and education initiatives as part of Bloomberg Startup.

Bloomberg Startup is our global mentoring program that supports academic achievement and prepares students for further education and careers, especially in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). Now in our second year, we grew 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.

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We shared volunteering experiences with friends and family
Our employees around the world spent time together with family and friends on Bloomberg volunteer projects ranging from tree plantings, delivering meals, and running, walking and cycling to benefit charities across the globe.

In 2016, more than 2,000 friends and family members joined Bloomberg employees in volunteer and cultural experiences making service and giving back a Bloomberg family tradition.


We celebrated (and are still celebrating) Bloomberg 35 years
October 1, 2016 marked the 35th anniversary of Bloomberg L.P. bringing transparency to the financial markets. We helped revolutionize the industry ­– making it more fair, efficient and dynamic, a spirit we have carried into our philanthropic work.

In honor of our anniversary, we launched the Bloomberg 35 blog series to spotlight 35 of our non-profit partners throughout the year and the people at Bloomberg who help these organizations reach their goals. The collaborations with all of our philanthropic partnerships help to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.


Read about our philanthropy partners and our work together in the latest installments of the Bloomberg 35 blog series:
Celebrating our anniversary in years of giving
Making a global impact through long-term partnerships
Helping our global neighbors overcome crisis through humanitarian aid
Being part of the everyday lives in our communities


To learn more about our philanthropy and employee engagement program, explore our 2016: A year in review.