Human Services

Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

aka Clinton Foundation

Little Rock, AR


The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

Ruling Year


Acting Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Thurm

Main Address

1200 President Clinton Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201 USA


Climate Change, Childhood Obesity, Environment, Global Health and Wellness, Girls and Women, Economic Security, Economic Development, Clinton Library, Clinton Center, President Clinton





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Around the world, intelligence and ability are evenly distributed, but opportunity and resources are not. This unequal distribution of opportunity and resources leads to significant economic, health, and education disparities, both within and among countries, and prevents underserved populations from realizing their full potential. These gaps exist for a variety of reasons: because of a lack of access to investment capital, markets, jobs, and education; disparities in the health and access to care that individuals have; fewer opportunities for girls and women; and communities confronting the debilitating effects of climate change. The Clinton Foundation aims to close those opportunity and resource gaps so that everyone is able to live their best life story.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Clinton Climate Initiative

Clinton Development Initiative

Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership

Clinton Global Initiative

Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Clinton Presidential Center

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

Too Small to Fail

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of farmers benefitting from access to improved agricultural practices, increased yields, and enhanced market access

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

This metric represents work with farmers through our initiatives and in collaboration with partners. In Malawi and Tanzania, these metrics are calculated seasonally.

Number of girls and women provided access to job skills training and livelihood support

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This includes girls and women supported by the Foundation and its partners through job skills training, financial literacy training, enhanced market access, and agricultural best practices.

Number of schools working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to build healthier environments for students through increasing access to healthier foods and physical activity

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program is an evidence-based, national initiative grounded in a six-step process that guides schools to create, implement, and sustain healthy environments.

Number of trees and tree seedlings planted

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

This includes trees and tree seedlings planted through the Foundation and its partners in Haiti, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

When President Clinton left the White House in 2001, he knew he wanted to spend his life as a private citizen working in the areas he cared about most and where he could make a measurable difference. His vision: a nongovernmental organization that could leverage the unique capacities of governments, partner organizations, and other individuals to address rising inequalities and deliver tangible results that improve people's lives. What began as one man's drive to help people everywhere grew quickly into a foundation committed to helping people realize their full potential. At the Clinton Foundation, we work to tackle global challenges where we know we can make a difference. Our programs focus on reducing childhood obesity and preventable disease, creating economic opportunity and growth, and helping communities address the effects of climate change. By bringing expert partners together, we can overcome major barriers and expand the reach and impact of our work. By offering the necessary resources and capacity development to sustain enterprises in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, we can help people lift themselves out of poverty – and create opportunity for future generations. As we have seen through our initiatives, when we work together, we can impact more lives – more than any individual or organization can on their own. By applying our four distinct approaches to our programs around the world, we believe that we can empower people to take control of their own destinies.

The Clinton Foundation helps people and communities build stronger, healthier, and more resilient futures. The Foundation implements projects on the ground in four major areas of focus – climate change, economic development, health and wellness, and girls and women – and applies four distinct approaches to its work around the world.

We believe that everyone has a part to play in building a more inclusive future. Our events, convenings, public campaigns, and outreach efforts provide meaningful ways for passionate individuals to make a difference in the lives of others while also showcasing proven solutions for inspiring progress. With a focus on including diverse voices and experiences, particularly those of individuals and groups in hard-to-reach places, we help the most effective ideas reach the greatest numbers of people.

We believe the most innovative philanthropic models are often also the best business ones. Some of our very first programs used market economics to increase access to lifesaving medicines, and today that same philosophy informs how we tackle a variety of global and local challenges, from poverty to childhood obesity. Our business-oriented models create jobs, increase access to investment and resources, and generate lasting progress.

We believe that opportunity should be as abundant as hard work and talent. In the U.S. and around the world, too many people have ambition but lack access to the tools and resources they need to improve their lives. By expanding economic opportunity, increasing access to information and training, securing new investment, and providing strategic counsel, our programs ensure that more people and communities can live up to their potential now and into the future, without further reliance on us.

We believe that, in our increasingly interconnected world, cooperation makes for more effective solutions. From the beginning, we've built unique partnerships across governments, businesses, and the NGO community to solve big challenges, giving even the unlikeliest allies a seat at the table and drawing on the resources, expertise, and passion of all involved. Working within communities and across continents, we've seen how these networks of creative cooperation can drive progress faster and more effectively than any one sector could do alone.

Every day at the Clinton Foundation, our dedicated staff and volunteers are working hard to make a difference in lives around the world. With senior leadership drawn from a variety of philanthropic endeavors, the Clinton Foundation brings together experts in-house with partners from across sectors and geographies.

We convene businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

Like other global charities and non-governmental organizations, the Clinton Foundation receives global funding to support our programs which have proven to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. Our approach – working with businesses, governments, and civil society in partnership – has been extremely effective in many diverse geographic regions, across different sectors including health, agriculture, and climate. Many of our supporters are engaged in a broad array of philanthropic work and we are grateful for their support.

The Clinton Foundation has received support from more than 300,000 contributors and approximately 90 percent of our donations are $100 or less.

The Clinton Foundation is an operating foundation. The money raised by the Foundation is spent directly on our programs, and not as grants to other charitable organizations. The majority of the Clinton Foundation's charitable work is performed and implemented by our staff and partners on the ground. We operate programs around the world that have a significant impact in a wide range of issue areas, including economic development, climate change, health and wellness, and participation of girls and women. In cases where we support others in their own philanthropic endeavors, the money is used to convene these partners to develop their programs and commitments, rather than directly implement projects.

We believe each of our initiatives can make a measurable difference. Because we want to be accountable for making that difference, we incorporate data and metrics into all of the Foundation's work and constantly examine how we can touch more lives around the globe.

We conduct internal and external reviews of our programs, including the impact of each initiative, based on key metrics. For example, metrics include the number of trees planted through support of local environmental organizations; and the number of farmers in Africa who are seeing better livelihoods and incomes as a result of our development work, and the number of lives improved by ongoing CGI commitments. These impact metrics are reported yearly in our annual reports.

For large-scale projects or initiative-wide metrics, external groups have conducted comprehensive impact reports. For example, in 2014 at the 10th CGI Annual Meeting, we presented a report done in concert with Palantir, one of the world's leading computer software and services company that specializes in data analysis. With the help of Palantir's data analysis platforms, CGI Commitments to Action were analyzed and evaluated based on what has worked, what hasn't, and what remains to be done - aiming to be more efficient and effective in the years to come. This report analyzed the 2,872 Commitments to Action that were made from the first CGI in 2005 through 2013.

The Clinton Foundation has diverse initiatives working to address some of the world's greatest challenges: climate change, economic development, health and wellness, and improving opportunity for girls and women. Because of our work, 39,000 American schools are providing more than 20 million students with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 160,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries. The Clinton Foundation's impact extends well beyond these above results: •Through 2016, 6,000 doses of Naloxone (an opioid overdose reversal drug) were distributed in the United States to reduce overdose deaths. •The Clinton Development Initiative's Trees of Hope project helps build community resilience to climate change by promoting tree-planting and has assisted in establishing over 400 community nurseries. Since its inception, Trees of Hope has worked with more than 2,300 smallholder farmers and has planted more than 2.6 million trees in Malawi. •Through a CGI Commitment to Action in 2011, the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, and North America's Building Trades Unions committed to raise and deploy at least $10 billion for U.S. Infrastructure in five years. Through 2016, as a result of this commitment, over $16.5 billion has been allocated to U.S. infrastructure investments. Commitment partners report that at least 100,000 jobs have been created as a result of these investments. •847,000 children's books have been distributed to families in underserved communities in the United States as part of partnerships to promote reading to babies from birth. We believe we have an important responsibility to our supporters and beneficiaries to keep learning from what works and what doesn't, and to keep building partnerships to improve people's lives and communities.

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Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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