The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of low-income individuals, families, and communities so that they can improve their standard of living. Globally, the Citi Foundation targets these priorities for strategic giving: Microfinance, Enterprise Development, Youth Education and Livelihoods, and Financial Capability and Asset Building. The Citi Foundation works with its partners in these areas to drive thought leadership and innovation.
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. In the Philippines, its history dates back to 1902 when its predecessor, the International Banking Corporation, first established a branch in Manila. Today, it is the largest foreign commercial bank in the country in terms of customers, assets, and revenues. Citi proudly serves the local business community, providing corporate and investment banking, treasury, transactional banking, and consumer services.
Citi’s legacy of success in the Philippines includes a strong track record in community programs. Its workforce is steeped in volunteerism and dedicated to community service. Citi takes an active role in helping improve the quality of life in many local communities, extending its resources to create economically healthy communities for the benefit of all.
The Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development is a social development organization offering entrepreneurship, management and education training programs and services for development institutions, cooperatives, banks, educational institutions and micro and small enterprises, as well as livelihood and skills training courses. Established in 2006, it grew out of the education and training initiatives of the ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation and is envisioned to become a center for social entrepreneurship not only in the Philippines but in Asia.