A letter from President Clinton
and Chelsea Clinton
It has been a productive time for the Clinton Foundation.
We continued the life-changing work around the world that many of you know us for – helping farmers in Africa, fighting climate change by promoting renewable energy, and opening opportunities for girls and women. We also devoted more resources to our U.S. efforts – combating the opioid epidemic, helping more schools and communities get healthier, supporting parents with early learning resources for their children, empowering young people to make a difference in their communities, and mobilizing relief and recovery efforts in the wake of devastating hurricanes.
Every day, we build upon the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. Our work improves lives across the United States and around the world by bringing together partners to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.
For example, over the past year, we visited Jacksonville to see how our work on the opioid epidemic is helping prevent overdose deaths. We went to St. Louis to see how our work is helping children lead healthier lives thanks to better food and exercise options at school. And, we visited Baltimore to see how our work is helping parents utilize new resources to strengthen the healthy development of their young children.
We traveled to Boston to hold our 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting and celebrate a decade of exceptional students who are engaged in their communities and turning their ideas into action for positive change on today’s most pressing issues.
At the invitation of local leaders, we went to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Dominica in the wake of last year’s catastrophic hurricane season to better understand the needs on the ground and unique ways we could help with rebuilding efforts across the Caribbean. Together with partners, we delivered critical medical supplies and solar equipment and launched the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, which began generating Commitments to Action to help the region recover and rebuild.
We came together numerous times in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Center – to drive solutions to health challenges for local communities nationwide, to celebrate the legacy and contributions of Nelson Mandela and the art of Africa, and to reflect upon our lifetime commitment of “Putting People First.”
We’re grateful for everything you’ve done to support this work. Whether you’re among the more than 340,000 supporters who have made a donation, a partner who helps us conduct our work on the ground, or one of the many gifted members of our staff – we’re changing lives, together.
The progress chronicled in this report belongs to the people we serve, the partners we work with, and to you.
Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Stories from the Field
Thank You & Financial Overview
President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together.
Thanks to you and your support of the Foundation, we’ve been able to expand our impact and continue to improve lives in the United States and around the world.
Our 2017 Impact Report features the stories of how we’re working together with our partners to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.
Our programs have grown in unique ways through the years – ranging from helping farmers in Africa increase their yields and incomes to mobilizing relief efforts in the wake of natural disasters; from confronting public health crises such as the opioid epidemic and childhood obesity to combating the effects of climate change in the Caribbean through clean and renewable energy efforts. We’re also committed to cultivating a diverse, new generation of leaders who are creating meaningful change on college campuses and in communities across the country and around the world. And, as you’ve seen in this report, so much more.
We are incredibly proud that charity evaluators like Charity Navigator, CharityWatch, GuideStar, and the Better Business Bureau have given us top ratings. This helps you know we make the most of every single dollar that is contributed.
Now more than ever, we must do everything we can to make a difference in the lives of others. There is important work ahead and you are a critical partner. So, on behalf of President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, the Board of Directors, and everyone at the Clinton Foundation, we thank you for your trust and continued generosity and support. We’re grateful that you choose to work with us to build a better future for our children, our families, and our communities.
Chief Executive Officer | Clinton Foundation