About Us
About our Social Investment
CITI FOUNDATION GLOBALLY
For more information contact :

Magashini Naidu: Public Affairs Officer +27 11 944 0069

The Citi Foundation is raising the quality of life in communities around the world. The Foundation is committed to enhancing economic opportunities for underserved individuals and families in the communities where we work throughout the world.

The Environment

The Citi Foundation maintains that sustainable enterprises can act as catalysts for economic and environmental change, ultimately improving our communities for future generations. In addition to having positive environmental effects, sustainable enterprises also increase employment opportunities and often include monetary benefits for low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs.

Our commitment to sustainable enterprise is reflected in our support of programs that build institutions through capacity building and management training activities for staff of local/small business intermediaries. Many of our programs include the support of organizations that provide entrepreneur training including business plan development, business development skills, management skills, accessing capital, mentoring, value chains, and networking in such areas as forestry, sustainable agriculture, or ecotourism.

Small and Growing Businesses

The Citi Foundation is committed to supporting small and growing businesses, which provide economic opportunities and job creation for individuals throughout the world. The Citi Foundation’s support of this focus area includes programs that:

  • Build institutions through capacity building and management training activities for staff of small business intermediaries
  • Provide training for small business owners including business plan development, business development skills, management skills, accessing capital, mentoring, and networking
  • Engage in research or data collection to initiate local needs assessments or market assessments in support of small and growing business development
  • Build awareness of the importance of small business owners through awards or other forms of recognition