Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
Fundación Carlos Slim
“Carlos Slim is one of the world's most important philanthropists and most people have never heard about his humanitarian activities.”
– President Clinton
Fundación Carlos Slim creates alliances with organizations that are dedicated to empowering individuals in developing nations with the tools needed to work themselves out of poverty. In 2007, Mr. Slim began working with President Clinton and philanthropist Frank Giustra, through the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, to fight poverty in Latin America.
Together, we are working to build stronger and more sustainable communities in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and Haiti. Our projects together include:
- Two $20 million investment funds in both Colombia (Fondo Acceso) and Haiti (Haiti Development Fund), which use philanthropic capital to make disciplined investments— loans or equity, not grants—into small-and-medium-sized enterprises that yield both financial and social returns.
- Cataract Surgery Project in Peru- enabling 50,000 cataract surgeries to underprivileged individuals.
- “A Ganar,” a youth employment training program in Mexico.
We are extremely proud of our partnership with Fundación Carlos Slim and we are committed to future projects in Latin America.
About Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim employs more than 200,000 people in Latin America and beyond. He has contributed to business and community development in Mexico and Latin America to improve education, health, sports, justice, employment as well as culture. He has personally supported more than 165,000 young people in attending university, paid for numerous surgeries, provided equipment for rural schools and hospitals, and covered security bonds for 50,000 people who were entitled to their freedom but could not afford it because of poverty. He also created the Carso Institute for Health, and designed it to provide a new approach to health care in Mexico.
The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) prides itself on our multi-stakeholder approach. CGSGI’s partners include the private sector, governments, local communities, NGOs and individual philanthropists.