Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.
As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.
We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.
How We Work
To fulfill this mission, the Clinton Foundation works with strategic partners to develop and implement programs that create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.
Within these three programmatic areas, our work ranges from helping farmers in East Africa increase their yields and incomes to mobilizing relief efforts in the wake of natural disasters; from confronting public health crises such as HIV/AIDS, the opioid epidemic, heart disease, diabetes, and childhood obesity to combating the effects of climate change in the Caribbean through clean and renewable energy efforts.
In addition, the Foundation is committed to cultivating a diverse, new generation of leaders. This includes programs that help students create change on their college campuses; support networks that foster women’s leadership in the renewable energy and artisan sectors; and a historic partnership between the presidential libraries of President Clinton, President George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson to cultivate promising leaders from the business, academic, public service, nonprofit, and military sectors as they seek to create positive change on the issues confronting their communities.
The Foundation also operates the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, which provides year-round cultural and educational opportunities and is home to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, one of the largest archival collections in American presidential history.