For the first time in human history, more people around the world are dying from noncommunicable diseases, like heart disease and cancer, than communicable ones, like malaria and polio.
Michael R. Bloomberg
In 2016, I visited Spartanburg, South Carolina, a textile town in the American South. Spartanburg is steeped in tradition and rich with history; this past year, it also became a home for innovative and community-based public art.
Patricia E. Harris
A DAY AROUND THE WORLD
At any given moment, Bloomberg Philanthropies is advancing work to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people, across the globe.
A Lifetime of Giving
Beginning with a $5 donation to Johns Hopkins University the year after he graduated, Mike Bloomberg has given more than $5 billion to organizations that save and transform lives every day. Over the past decade, Bloomberg Philanthropies has increased its annual giving, investing to advance progress around the world—work that will continue for years to come. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Mike Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation, his personal giving, and his corporate philanthropy. In 2016, this giving totaled more than $600 million.