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S&P Global Foundation

Our essential intelligence powers inclusive sustainable economies and thriving global communities.

S&P Global Foundation is more than philanthropy—it’s making a difference by finding essential connections between our skills and the needs of society. At S&P Global, we develop and deliver essential intelligence. Data and analytics meet strategic insight, in-depth research and trusted benchmarks so that companies, governments, and individuals can make decisions with conviction.

The same drive for relevance shapes our engagement approach—we make sure the work we do has a genuine impact on the communities in which we live. We focus our efforts where our skills can make a real difference: Bridging the Global Skills Gap, Creating an Inclusive Economy, and Promoting a Sustainable Future.

Our Focus

Our Foundation's two primary focus areas for grant making address issues that are essential to our long-term sustainability as a business and provide maximum opportunities to engage our employees and leverage our extensive expertise.



By partnering with local organizations, we support our employees commitment to help power thriving sustainable communities around the world. We also partner with nonprofits such as FIRST Robotics to inspire students from diverse backgrounds to be STEM leaders. We unlock opportunity for skilled immigrants by supporting Upwardly Global. We partner with Kiva to provide women entrepreneurs with essential capital, as well as sharing our knowledge and experience through employee-led mentorships. When we partner to support underrepresented populations, the diversity of skill, experience and creative thinking makes the workforce stronger. It makes us stronger, too.


S&P Global Foundation Grants

The S&P Global Foundation accepts proposals and grant requests by invitation only from organizations with demonstrated successes in the outlined focus areas. Please note that the Foundation will not review or respond to any unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.

The S&P Global Foundation funds only charitable, not-for-profit organizations exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Regardless of tax status, the S&P Global Foundation does not directly fund the following types of organizations, activities or purposes:

-Organizations that discriminate against any of their employees or applicants for employment because of age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected status under applicable law (e.g., civil union status, height, weight, arrest record and status with regard to public assistance, to the extent protected under applicable law)
-Endowments or capital campaigns (exceptions are made by invitation only)
-Fraternities or Sororities
-Fundraising Organizations
-Programs designed to promote religious or political doctrines
-Political or Lobbying Organizations
-Professional Associations
-Private Foundations

In everything we do, we aim to contribute to society and our communities.

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