2021 Annual Report: Face the Data. Change the World.

May 04, 2022
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This annual report details the ambitious projects Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported in the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation, Public Health, and the Greenwood Initiative, which aims to accelerate the pace of Black wealth accumulation, as well as special Founder's Projects and Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. This work spanned 941 cities and 173 countries to save and improve lives. 

At the beginning of 2021, everyone was hopeful that the year would bring a "return to normal." But as the most urgent challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic began to slowly recede, it was all too clear that we needed to aspire to something better. That was especially apparent in areas where Covid-19 had increased the severity of existing issues — leading to a surge in overdose deaths, causing disastrous learning loss for students who were falling behind well before the pandemic, revealing the tragic consequences of a health care system that is rife with racial inequity, and much more.