Our Work

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, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world. President Clinton's first campaign for national office had a simple and unifying theme, “Putting People First.” We’ve been guided by this same set of principles ever since.


CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

 

Rebuilding in the wake of natural disasters. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery was created in response to the devastating hurricanes of 2017 and brings together leaders from government, business, and civil society to address ongoing and long-term recovery, sustainability, and resilience needs.

Helping farmers improve their livelihoods. Through trainings in agricultural practices and improved access to resources and markets, the Clinton Development Initiative equips farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania to better navigate the challenges of poverty, food insecurity, and the effects of climate change. The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership improves the livelihoods of farmers and fishers by expanding agricultural productivity, creating job opportunities, and connecting farmers to new and global markets so they can sell their products and prosper.

Combating climate change. The Clinton Climate Initiative works with island states to develop scalable renewable energy projects tailored to local island conditions. CCI’s work helps provide real-world examples of ways to combat climate change while cutting costs and spurring economic progress. CCI also runs a women’s leadership program to address under-representation in the sector.

Improving Public Health

 

Setting children up for a strong start. Too Small to Fail promotes early brain and language development by supporting parents and caregivers in underserved communities with tools to talk, read, and sing with their babies from birth to help set them up for success in school and in life.

Fighting the opioid crisis. The Clinton Health Matters Initiative fights the opioid epidemic by increasing education and awareness to reduce stigma and curb addiction, while providing communities with the tools to combat the epidemic and save lives.

Helping kids lead healthier lives. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works with schools, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and communities to improve the places children learn, live, and play to provide and promote good health and better nutrition.

Inspiring Civic Engagement & Service

 

Experiencing a lifetime of public service at the Clinton Presidential Center. The Foundation operates the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, and provides year-round educational and cultural opportunities.

Connecting students as they turn their ideas into action. The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) engages the next generation of leaders from across the country and around the world to discuss and develop solutions for the most pressing issues on their campuses, in their communities, and across the globe.

Sharing lessons in leadership from four historic presidencies. The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.