Corporate Citizenship

Citi is committed to inclusive growth and economic empowerment and in 2012 disbursed grants totaling INR 105 million towards the focus areas of Financial Capability & Asset Building, Youth Education & Livelihoods, Enterprise Development and Microfinance.

Since its inception in 1999, the Citi Foundation grant program has catalyzed opportunities for approximately 1.75 million people across the country.

Employee engagement activities and volunteerism are strong drivers of the citizenship program. In 2012, over 5000 employees of Citi India, along with their friends and families, celebrated Global Community Day, on June 16th 2012. Citi partnered with over 50 NGOs and in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, hosted large Community Carnival fundraiser events in conjunction with Concern India Foundation, celebrating Citi's 200th anniversary. The Citi partnership with the Teach for India program saw 135 employees register for the fellowship. Citi's Payroll Giving Program has more than 350 employees contributing approximately INR 2.88 million to six NGOs each month.

Citi extends its support to an array of cultural and social causes, as part of its local engagement with communities. Citi has co-created the Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant Festival of Indian Music, instituted the Citi-NCPA Guru Shishya Scholarship Program to award scholarships to deserving musicians and is the chief patron of the Symphony Orchestra of India.

Citi India set up its Diversity Council in October 2011 to recognize value and affirm the importance of diversity within our workforce. The Citi Woman Leader Award, instituted in 2010, is the first and the only program of its kind that recognizes the leadership potential of young female talent on premier Business School campuses.

For more information, please visit our Citizenship Report.