A DECADE OF DIFFERENCE
Celebrating 10 Years of the Clinton Foundation
A Decade of Difference: 10 in 10 Features
When President Clinton left office, it was amidst America’s longest period of prosperity and peace in more than a generation.
He moved into his new offices in Harlem in 2001 and started the Clinton Foundation. The Foundation immediately began its work in the surrounding community to support emerging entrepreneurs, but he couldn’t ignore the urgency of global issues such as poverty, climate change, and the unequal access to health care and economic opportunity worldwide. The Foundation set to work on a global scale.
The Clinton Foundation's work has resulted in more than 5 million people with access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; has helped to turn the tide on childhood obesity in the United States; and has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through the Clinton Global Initiative.
In addition to the Foundation's work in Haiti, President Clinton served as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. He also supports other organizations and causes important to him including involving young people in public service, increasing funding for breast cancer research, and advancing action to create peace in conflict regions around the world.