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2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2013-09-24 08:26:36

Competition Calls for European Cities to Generate Bold Solutions to Common Challenges - and Share Them with the World NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that solve major problems and improve city life - and that ultimately can be shared with other cities. Modeled on a successful inaugural competition in the United...

2013-06-20 08:25:09

Five Cultural Institutions to Receive New $15 Million Commitment to Increase Audience Engagement NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the expansion of the Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative that provides support for mobile technology intended to increase access to the arts and enhance visitor experiences through technology. Five cultural institutions will receive a new $15 million commitment beginning in June 2013....

2012-07-11 06:26:28

Will contribute $50 million to groundbreaking global family planning initiative to extend services to 120 million women by 2020 NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies announced its commitment to a new global family planning partnership, and will contribute $50 million to a groundbreaking global initiative to extend family planning services to 120 million women in the poorest countries by 2020. The announcement was made today at the London Summit on...

2012-06-06 21:32:04

Road traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people each year, with 90 percent of those fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet despite a growing body of data to support effective and proven interventions, proportional funding for implementation in developing countries has not been forthcoming, leaving a gap between evidence and action. A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2012-04-26 06:23:41

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a combined effort to enable cities to help citizens reduce their debt and build their assets, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Living Cities today announced a $16.2 million initiative to spread the evidence-based Financial Empowerment Center model to cities across America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/CG95740) Part of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Project, this new three-year initiative will competitively award grants...

2011-12-08 14:00:00

Bringing Together Cutting Edge Technology & 30 NYC Cultural Organizations to Help New Yorkers and Visitors Discover the New York Arts Experience and Foster Economic Opportunity (New York, NY) (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 SeatGeek, a New York based tech start-up and leading ticket search engine, is partnering with Bloomberg Philanthropies to make the unique New York cultural arts experience discoverable in a new, dynamic way. The Discover New York Arts (DNyA) Project is a groundbreaking...