Friday, January 22, 2016
Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches $9 Million Mayors Challenge in Latin America, Caribbean
In the realm of civic innovation, opportunity is aimed to strike in five Latin American and Caribbean cities this year after a $9 million announcement on Jan. 20 from billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The media and investment mogul directed his non-profit Bloomberg Philanthropies to launch its Mayors Challenge grant program — that seeks to improve cities against a backdrop of civic invention and data-based strategies — in the two regions. The jump into Latin America continues a campaign to globalize the challenge, which originated in the U.S. and moved into Europe in 2015. . .