Bloomberg Philanthropies


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Bloomberg Philanthropies was founded by the U.S. entrepreneur and former Mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg. Headquartered in New York, it is the 12th largest foundation in the U.S. Arts/ culture, education, environment/climate change, government innovation, and public health are the five areas of engagement.

Eligibility to Receive Funding

Bloomberg Philanthropies only works with select partners. Grant proposals can only be made on invitation. The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a key partner on clean energy. However, new project ideas can be proposed to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Regional Focus: World-wide

Sector Focus

The climate-related focus of the environment program of Bloomberg Philanthropies is currently on:

  • Clean energy (including the global phaseout of coal, e.g. through the “Beyond Coal Campaign”);
  • America’s Pledge (i.e. the “We are still in” campaign aimed at fulfilling the commitments of the U.S. under the Paris Agreement);
  • Sustainable cities (e.g. the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group with more than 90 cities as members);
  • 50 Reefs (a program to identify and protect resilient reefs from climate-induced extermination).

Funding Conditions: Grants

Application Procedure

Application is by invitation only. More information can be found online.


Bloomberg Philanthropies

25 East 78th Street

New York, NY 10075

+1 212-205-0100

Email: Website:

The contact person for climate-related proposals is MsAntha N. Williams, Head of Environment at Bloomberg Philanthropies.


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