Our Non-profit Partners

The e for education initiative supports ten non-profits around the globe to enable progress in the fight against childhood illiteracy.

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Civic Builders


Civic Builders, a nonprofit developer and lender founded in 2002, has invested more than $650 million in 30 high performing public charter schools, creating 15,000 student seats in traditionally under resourced neighborhoods. Civic Builders' schools are improving academic outcomes and transforming lives, with over 90% high school graduation and college acceptance rate across the last 4 years.

All Contributions to Civic Builders will be utilized in schools in New York City

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EMpower -The Emerging Markets Foundation is a not-for-profit that supports local organizations in EM countries that provide at-risk youth with the tools and resources they need to lead healthy, productive lives. We believe that young people are a critical resource for every country. Our strategic investments in locally led organizations unlock the potential of young people to change their lives and the world around them.

All Contributions to EMpower will be utilized in Eastern Europe / Asia / Latam / Africa

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Fallen Patriots


It was 1989, a few short days before Christmas, when Sergeant William Delaney Gibbs of the 7th Infantry Division was killed in action during Operation Just Cause in Panama. Sgt. Gibbs left behind a young wife and an unborn daughter. Sgt. Gibbs's heroic sacrifice inspired a man who served with him named David Kim to establish the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation as a way to help Sgt. Gibbs' daughter and the thousands of children like her.

David and Cynthia Kim established Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation in 2002 in Greenwich, CT. The mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. To date, CFP has provided over 24 million dollars in scholarship assistance and supported approximately 1,200 scholars of fallen service members since 2002. Currently CFP headquarters are Dulles, Virginia.

All Contributions to Fallen Patriots will be utilized in North America.

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Malala Fund


Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead. Citi's investment will support Malala Fund's effort to help 130 million out-of-school girls get the education they deserve.

Malala Fund works in regions where the most girls miss out on secondary education. Our priority countries are Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

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At least 1 in 10 children and young people in the UK have a diagnosable mental health problem such as anxiety or depression, and around half of adult mental illness starts before the age of 14. In spite of this, children face an average 10-year wait between experiencing symptoms and receiving help. Place2Be provides mental health support to children when they need it most, and is a leading provider of training and qualifications in child counselling.

The support from Citi E for Education will enable Place2Be to help children to cope with wide-ranging issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence and family breakdown. After accessing vital Place2Be support, children are happier, have better family relationships, behave better in class, and are better able to access their education.

“If you have problems or worries you get a chance to talk to a person you trust. When I grow up I want to help children like Place2Be helps children.”
— Sophie, 8 years

All Contributions to Place2Be will be utilized in the United Kingdom.

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Reach the World


In its 20th year of operations, Reach the World (RTW) is a leader in international virtual exchange. RTW's programs make the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring students to become curious, confident and compassionate global citizens. Enabled by our virtual exchange platform, classrooms and volunteer travelers explore the world together.

RTW’s mission is to ensure that all people can access positive global experiences that prepare them to interact and thrive in today's global community and economy.

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Room to Read


Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 12.4 million children across more than 20,000 communities in 15 countries and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.

Contributions from the 2018 e for education campaign will go toward supporting Room to Read’s global Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs in low-income communities across Asia and Africa.

Skill Force


Established in 2004, SkillForce is a national education charity, leading the way in how character and resilience is taught and delivered in schools, primarily through its flagship programme, the Prince William Award.

In addition to our commitment to young people, we also support ex-Forces personnel, providing training and opportunity to become qualified SkillForce Instructors. Over the years, this has proved to be mutually beneficial with former service men and women acting as outstanding role models, mentors and coaches for those in their care.

The generous support we receive from Citi will be used to enable us to move closer to our goal of helping 20,000 children and young people per year across the UK through participation in programmes such as the Prince William Award.

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Teach First


Teach First is a charity which aims to address educational disadvantage in England and Wales, by finding and developing great people to teach and lead in schools facing the greatest challenges. Since 2003, we have built a movement of teachers, school leaders, social entrepreneurs, policy makers and business people who are committed to ending educational inequality.  Citi has been one of our most important partners, working with us for over 15 years to raise over £2 million, and to support some of our most important initiatives. Through the 2018 e for education campaign, we look forward to continuing to work side-by-side to tackle educational inequality in England and Wales.

All Contributions to Teach First will be utilized in the United Kingdom

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Uncommon Schools


Uncommon Schools operates 53 public schools that close the achievement gap and preparing over 19,000 students from low-income communities to graduate from college. For more than 12,000 K-12 students in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey, a 2013 CREDO study found that Uncommon Schools “completely cancel[s] out the negative effect associated with being a student in poverty.” Uncommon Schools is committed to not only providing students with opportunities to achieve at the highest levels, but also operating schools that require no private philanthropy at full enrolment, demonstrating the viability of a systematic solution for improving urban education.

We expect to utilize 2018 e4e funds primarily in Newark and Camden, New Jersey, though some funds may be used across our other cities: Boston, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, Rochester, and Troy, New York.

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