Foundation Guide

A Tour of Our Global Community of Giving

Foundation Guide

A Tour of Our Global Community of Giving

The Clinton Foundation

1271 Avenue of the Americas
42nd Floor
New York,
NY 10020
Tel: 212-348-8882

Clinton foundation


A global foundation aimed at creating meaningful partnerships between governments, NGOs businesses, and individuals around the globe. The Clinton Foundation’s guiding principle is “we’re all in this together.”

Supported Causes

The Clinton Foundation works with communities and in countries on a global scale. The Foundation supports organizations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as initiatives in the USA.

The Foundation works in several key areas around the world:

  • Climate Change
    (Energy efficiency programs, green energy in developing countries and tree planting initiatives)
  • Economic Development Programs
    (Working with community based organizations to promote future economic sustainability in at-risk areas of the world including Africa, Haiti and countries in Latin America)
  • Global Health
    (Improving health care in developing countries increasing health workers in remote areas, increasing access to medicines and diagnostic health initiatives, HIV and AIDS with a focus on increasing treatment initiatives in pediatric AIDS treatment, preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission, Malaria treatment and prevention initiatives)
  • Health and Wellness
    (Improving health and wellness in schools, increased access to rehabilitation programs and increased access to health clinics across the US)
  • Women and Girls
    (Improving access to health, education and increased economic sustainability programs in developing countries, focus on improvements in basic human rights of women and girls on a global scale)
The Foundation makes a number of grants in key areas and within specific projects, most notable of which is the work through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) which partners with organizations and foundations to make grants and awards available to community projects and individuals working within their communities.

Main Criteria for Funding Projects Funding is available for projects that fall into the key areas of the Foundation’s manifesto and are able to apply for grants and awards within a specific program. Contact with the Clinton Foundation can be made via their website, in writing to their street address or by email.
Organizations looking for funding or grants, may also contact key initiatives within the Clinton Foundation directly:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative:

The Clinton Foundation programs work on many different levels, from research, to outreach, education, and help on the ground in developing countries and countries that require disaster relief.

The financial commitment of each initiative supported through the Clinton Foundation’s programs is detailed in the annual reports found on the Foundation website.


The Clinton Global Initiative was founded in 2005 and has made over 3,100 commitments to programs, initiatives and community based change through partnering with member organizations. The CGI does not fund organizations directly.
The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation runs the following initiatives and programs, which it funds either directly or through partner organizations and frontline programs:

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Clinton Climate Initiative
  • Clinton Development Initiative
  • Clinton Foundation in Haiti
  • Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
  • Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Clinton Health Matters Initiative
  • Clinton Presidential Center
  • Too Small to Fail
  • No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

Over 5 million individuals have received HIV/AIDS treatment through the Clinton Foundation. Programs have been run in 19,000 schools in the US and over 55,000 small business owners, farmers and micro-entrepreneurs have received community-based support through the Foundation.

The Foundation's History

In 2002, just a year after Bill Clinton completed his presidential terms in the Oval Office, he attended the International AIDS Conference, where the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis requested Clinton’s help in building a global program that would address the HIV/AIDS pandemic and building a sustainable healthcare system for all. The late Nelson Mandela added his voice to the request and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative was born, now known as the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).

Over the decade that followed, President Clinton established the William Clinton Foundation, starting in Harlem, New York City, and has developed further initiatives along with his wife, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and daughter Chelsea Clinton.
In 2013, the Clinton Foundation was renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to recognize the growing contribution and efforts of Secretary Clinton and a more senior leadership position for Chelsea Clinton, who is currently Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.

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