Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

aka Clinton Foundation   |   Little Rock, AR   |  https://www.clintonfoundation.org/

Mission

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. 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.

Ruling year info

1998

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Thurm

Main address

1200 President Clinton Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201 USA

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Formerly known as

William J. Clinton Foundation

EIN

31-1580204

NTEE code info

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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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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. 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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to ensure that all young people live healthier lives. Our work, in total, has reached more than 30 million children and meaningfully improved the environments that supports their physical, social, and emotional health.

Population(s) Served

The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) collaborates with island nations’ governments and partner organizations to increase the resilience of communities facing climate change while decreasing their dependence on fossil fuels. CCI’s program focuses on creating replicable, sustainable, and scalable energy solutions that enable island nations to better withstand climate-related disasters, incorporate diversity within the energy sector, and enhance sustainable economic growth, all while meeting ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

Population(s) Served

President Clinton founded the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) to empower smallholder farmers and their families to meet their own food needs while improving their livelihoods. CDI works to transform subsistence agriculture into a catalyst for social and economic change for farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania. CDI works in partnership with the governments of the Republic of Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Rwanda, as well as the private sector, other local and international NGOs, and farmers to provide resources and technical support through a Community Agribusiness (CAB) approach. CDI trains farming communities on building trust and working together, best practice agronomy, and business group formation. CDI then facilitates connections between farming communities and its ecosystem of partners to support the long-term sustainability of the work. CAB addresses challenges along the entire value chain – linking farmers in groups and providing access to inputs and capital – to increase the quantity, quality, and consistency of smallholder community production, while improving access to markets. CDI-supported Community Agribusinesses are fully integrated into structured markets and are directly contributing to growing local economies.

Population(s) Served

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) (known as Acceso as of January 2020) creates fundamental and lasting economic change in the lives of rural smallholder farming families. Its pioneering entrepreneurial model provides smallholder farmers with a sustainable way to participate in formalized markets, enabling them to work themselves out of poverty with dignity and to prosper. Acceso focuses on five key initiatives: empowering farmers to improve agricultural production, guaranteeing market access, boosting local social entrepreneurship, improving food security, and market linked reforestation. NOTE: At the end of January 2020, CGEP became an independent entity known as Acceso ('access' in Spanish). To stay informed on Acceso’s work, please visit https://www.acceso.org/.

Population(s) Served

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) turns ideas into action through its unique commitment-making model. A Commitment to Action – the defining feature of CGI – is a new, specific, and measurable plan for addressing a significant challenge, global, national, or local. Commitments can be small or large and financial or nonmonetary in nature. CGI supports the development of commitments by facilitating dialogue, providing opportunities to identify partners, showcasing the actions taken by commitment-makers, and communicating results. After the 2017 hurricane season and the destruction caused in the Caribbean by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, local leaders from the region asked President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation to help them “build back better.” In response to this need and building on the Clinton Foundation’s long-standing engagement in the Caribbean and CGI’s experience in mobilizing cross-sector partnerships, the Clinton Foundation created the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, which formally launched on April 3, 2018. The CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery has engaged over 775 organizations that have launched 116 Commitments to Action. These projects address challenges in disaster response and advance climate resiliency in the Caribbean by delivering relief supplies, expanding renewable energy, increasing access to health care services, developing economic opportunities and supporting small businesses, promoting sustainable agriculture, and more.

Population(s) Served

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the United States by activating individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health and wellbeing of others. By building strategic partnerships and working across sectors, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative is focusing on two key areas: the first is the opioid crisis, where CHMI builds community capacity to prevent overdose deaths and end the stigma of addiction; and the second is juvenile justice, where it promotes a more nurturing, humanizing and resilience building system to improve health care outcomes.

Population(s) Served

The Clinton Presidential Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton. It also provides year-round educational and cultural opportunities to visitors of all ages that reflect President Clinton’s lifetime commitment to advancing opportunity for everybody, instilling responsibility throughout our society, and cultivating a sense of community within our great nation. The Clinton Center is home to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.

Population(s) Served

Too Small to Fail, the early childhood education initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to support parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth. Today, almost 60 percent of children in the United States start kindergarten unprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical language and literacy skills. Through partnerships with pediatricians, hospitals, community-based organizations, businesses, entertainment industry leaders, and others, Too Small to Fail is meeting parents where they are to help them prepare their children for success in school and beyond. Whether at the pediatrician's office or the playground, Too Small to Fail aims to make small moments big by creating opportunities for meaningful interactions anytime, anywhere.

Population(s) Served

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a leadership development program where undergraduate and graduate students collaborate and learn from a network of alumni and leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society. Students develop their own Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable projects that are positively impacting their hometowns, their college campuses, and communities around the globe. They also participate in CGI U’s year-round program that includes a Commitment to Action curriculum, virtual events and mentorship opportunities for students and alumni.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Farmers

Related Program

Clinton Development Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents, since inception, farmers that benefitted from access to improved agricultural practices, increased yields, and enhanced market access through CDI and CGEP.

Since inception, the 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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

AHG has worked with more than 47,822 schools to create healthier environments in all 50 states since inception.

Since inception, the number of Clinton Presidential Center visitors and program participants from around the world (both virtual and in-person)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Clinton Presidential Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

From inception through 2020, over 4.9 million visitors from around the world have visited the Clinton Presidential Center (both virtually and in-person).

The Clinton Foundation has supported 27,745,209 students with educational opportunities.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since inception, the Clinton Foundation, through AHG and the CPC, has supported 27,745,209 students with educational opportunities.

The Clinton Foundation has supported the development of 11,158 youth leaders.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Clinton Global Initiative Unviersity

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Clinton Foundation, through CGI U and the CPC, has supported the development of 11,158 youth leaders. Please note that these numbers are cumulative.

Since inception, the number of doses of naloxone distributed to recovery residences, health departments, and harm reduction organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since inception, 177,960 doses of naloxone have been distributed to recovery residences, health departments, and harm reduction organizations in five states through a partnership with Direct Relief.

Since inception, the number of book donations secured

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Too Small to Fail

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since inception, 1,250,400 books donated to families in underserved communities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

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 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 and rebuild and recover after natural disasters. 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 distinct approaches to our programs around the world, we believe that we can empower people to take control of their own destinies.

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. As an operating foundation, we are “putting people first” through programs that are:

CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
The Clinton Global Initiative brings together leaders from government, business, and civil society to address the world’s most pressing challenges – launching thousands of Commitments to Action that have improved the lives of more than 430 million people in 180 countries.
The Clinton Development Initiative helps farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania improve their livelihoods through agricultural training and better access to markets and resources.
The Clinton Climate Initiative develops scalable renewable energy projects, spurring economic progress and lowering energy costs, while also running a women’s leadership program to address underrepresentation in the renewable energy sector.
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.

IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH
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 set them up for success in school and in life.
The Foundation’s Opioid Response Network works to increase education and awareness on the opioid epidemic, to reduce stigma and curb addiction while providing communities with the tools to fight the epidemic and save 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 AND SERVICE
The Foundation operates the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, marking President Clinton’s legacy and inspiring new generations of service. 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.
The Clinton Global Initiative University program engages the next generation of leaders, connecting students with global leaders and helping them build commitments to address urgent challenges in their communities and around the world.
The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a program of the Clinton Presidential Center, brings together a diverse network of leaders 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.

The Clinton Foundation brings together experts in-house with partners from across sectors and geographies.

We convene businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.

Like other global charities and non-governmental organizations, the Clinton Foundation receives 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 350,000 contributors and more than 91% of our donations are $100 or less.

The Clinton Foundation is an operating foundation, and the money raised by the Foundation is spent directly on our programs. The Foundation is not a grant-making organization. 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 issues and challenges. 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.

The Clinton Foundation has diverse initiatives working to address some of the world's greatest challenges. Because of our work, 47,822 American schools are providing more than 27 million students with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 160,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefitting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; supported the development and installation of 71 MW of clean energy projects in island nations; and 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. The Clinton Foundation's impact extends well beyond these above results:
• 116 Commitments to Action from the CGI Action Network to help the Caribbean rebuild for resilience.
• 21,242 doses of Narcan were distributed to more than 4,115 schools to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
• 1.25 million books distributed to underserved families in the U.S. through Too Small to Fail.
• 10,800 young leaders turning their ideas into action through CGI University.
• 358 professionals learning from President Clinton and President Bush in the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program.
• 4.9 million visitors from around the world who have visited the Clinton Presidential Center.
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.

How we listen

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Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

President William Clinton

Clinton Foundation

Term: 2017 -

Chelsea Clinton

Clinton Foundation

Bruce Lindsey

Clinton Foundation

Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster

Eric Goosby

Cheryl Mills

Robert Harrison

Nima Taghavi

Janet Murguía

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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