For Immediate Release: June 16, 2022
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Clinton Foundation’s 2021 Impact Report examines our programs’ and partnerships’ work to make a difference in lives across our global community
This year’s report showcases our work in 2021 to expand economic opportunity, improve public health, confront the climate crisis, and inspire citizen engagement and service; while examining what’s “Next Up” as we scale up our work to urgent these urgent challenges
Check out the full report at http://clintonfoundation.org/nextup
New York, NY – Today, the Clinton Foundation released its 2021 Impact Report, “Next Up.” This year’s report features the voices of Foundation staff; our work over the past year to build up our partnership-building models; and a look forward to what’s “Next Up” for driving social impact, fighting the climate crisis, improving public health, and building a better future.
These efforts in 2021 have helped build up the Foundation’s partnership-building model to meet the urgency of this moment, as we approach the Clinton Global Initiative’s meeting this September in New York City.
In a letter to partners and supporters, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton said:
“Now is the time for action. To meet the challenges of today we must continue working together to create a healthier, more equitable, and prosperous future for generations to come. We’re proud to share this report and hope you find inspiration in the stories from our colleagues, partners, and the people we serve.”
Building on two decades of service, in 2021, here’s how we expanded our impact:
- The Clinton Global Initiative brought leaders together to take action on economic inclusion, climate resilience, and vaccine hesitancy, with common sense solutions such as naloxone distribution and collaboration with faith leaders in the fight against the overdose crisis. And to meet the urgency of this moment, we called the CGI community back together to make commitments to specific, measurable action on the world’s biggest challenges.
- The Clinton Presidential Center continued partnerships across the Little Rock community to serve nearly one million meals to students and families in need in Central Arkansas. In addition, the Center offered hybrid educational and cultural programs to reach educators, students, and communities on topical issues including health equity and vaccinations, diversity and inclusion, and civic engagement. The Center also continued its one-of-a-kind partnership with the presidential libraries of George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson through the Presidential Leadership Scholars — engaging bold and principled leaders committed to facing critical challenges in their communities, our country, and around the world.
- Too Small To Fail and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation expanded their support to children and families in under-resourced communities by offering more access points for early childhood development, supports for at-home learning, information regarding vaccinations, and essential items like books, toys, diapers, and baby formula.
- The Clinton Development Initiative continued to partner with local communities across Rwanda, Malawi, and Tanzania to transform subsistence agriculture into a catalyst for social and economic change.
- The Clinton Climate Initiative partnered with islands to support their transition to renewable energy, developing real-world demonstrations and replicable strategies for cutting carbon emissions and fighting climate change.
- The Clinton Global Initiative University continued to bring student leaders together through virtual year-round programming and its flagship annual meeting — engaging young people and supporting their efforts to create change on the climate crisis, mental health, public health, education and more.
Read more details, including updates from programs and partners, in the report here: http://clintonfoundation.org/nextup
About the Clinton Foundation
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 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.
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.