About Our Initiatives
The Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) mission is to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. By fostering partnerships, providing strategic advice, and driving resources toward effective ideas, CGI helps its members — organizations from the private sector, public sector, and civil society — maximize their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment, and increase access to health care and education. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs along with heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. Learn more »
Launched in 2007 by President Clinton and philanthropist Frank Giustra, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) seeks to narrow the wealth gap in the developing world by empowering individuals with the skills, access, and opportunities needed to sustain a livelihood. An innovative partnership among the Clinton Foundation, the private sector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs, CGSGI focuses on alleviating poverty through market-driven development that creates jobs and increases incomes and on strengthening factors that enable economic growth such as health and education. Learn more »
The Clinton Foundation works to give smallholder farmers in Rwanda and Malawi the tools they need to increase their harvests and incomes and support their families and communities. In close collaboration with farmers and nongovernmental organizations and at the invitation of the governments of Malawi and Rwanda, these programs provide access to better farming inputs and more stable markets — and ensure that communities can ultimately sustain themselves. The Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) in Malawi is supported financially by the Salida Capital Foundation, and the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI) in Rwanda is a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the Hunter Foundation. Learn more »
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, is leading the charge against the childhood obesity epidemic by engaging directly with industry leaders, educators, parents, doctors, and kids themselves. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015. Learn more »
The Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative (CEO) works to accelerate economic progress in underserved communities in the United States by promoting entrepreneurship and advancing business-to-business public service. Through programs that provide entrepreneurs with support, ideas, and tools that can help them succeed in the marketplace, CEO aims to empower growing businesses, create jobs, generate wealth, and promote lasting economic development. Learn more »
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) creates and advances solutions to the core problems driving climate change. Working with governments and businesses around the world to develop programs that are economically and environmentally sustainable, CCI focuses on three strategic goals: reducing emissions in cities; catalyzing the large-scale supply of clean energy; and working to measure and value the carbon absorbed by forests. CCI’s programs prove that reducing carbon emissions can also create jobs and lift economies.
In 2011, the CCI Cities Program and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) expanded their alliance in order to more effectively engage cities in reducing their carbon emissions. The new partnership brings significant resources and infrastructure that will enhance and accelerate CCI/C40 activities. Learn more »
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) began in 2002 as the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in the developing world and strengthen health systems there. Taking the lead from governments and working with partners, CHAI has improved markets for medicines and diagnostics, lowered the costs of treatments, and expanded access to life-saving technologies — creating a sustainable model that can be owned and maintained by governments. CHAI has since expanded this model to increase access to high-quality treatment for malaria, accelerate the rollout of new vaccines, and lower infant mortality. On January 1, 2010, CHAI became a separate nonprofit organization. Learn more »
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park is an educational and cultural center, a world-class venue, and a community partner offering a variety of special events, educational programs, and lectures to the public throughout the year. Most importantly, the Center is a reflection of the work — past, present, and future — of the 42nd President of the United States.
Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Center includes the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation. Learn more »
Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, destroyed hospitals and schools, leveled homes, and took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Haitians. In the disaster’s immediate aftermath, President Clinton formed the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund to turn donations of money and supplies into direct relief for the people and government of Haiti. More than 100,000 individuals donated more than $16.4 million to the Fund. The Foundation spent nearly $2.5 million to directly purchase relief supplies and spent more than $1.7 million to deliver and distribute goods donated by other organizations, including heavy equipment, solar flashlights and lanterns, and tents — bringing the total value of the Foundation’s effort to nearly $28 million. The Foundation has also issued $5.3 million in grants to 16 organizations, including $1 million for operational support of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, and provided millions of dollars in technical assistance, pro bono, to the government of Haiti to help advance the reconstruction process. Learn more »