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Bloomberg Associates is the philanthropic consulting arm of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies. Founded in 2014, we work side by side with client cities to improve the quality of life for residents, taking a strategic, collaborative and results-oriented approach to make cities stronger, safer, more equitable and efficient. Our team of experts and industry leaders has worked with cities across the globe on hundreds of projects in order to ignite change and transform dynamic vision into reality.

Mike Bloomberg

After starting global data and media company, Bloomberg LP, he served three terms as Mayor of New York City.

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Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Mike Bloomberg’s giving, working to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people around the world. Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 941 cities and 173 countries around the world, and in 2021 distributed $1.66 billion.

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City Engagement Timeline


July 2019 Newark

Mayor Ras Baraka and the Bloomberg Associates team began working together to achieve the Mayor’s ambitious goals set out in his Newark Forward blueprint, focused on equitable growth, job creation, community engagement and transparency. The team is working to bring the public and private sectors together to accomplish these goals.


February 2020 Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her administration have committed to re-focusing city services on long underserved communities. Bloomberg Associates is assisting in efforts around neighborhood development, minority and small business programming and social service support.