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We support inclusive sustainable economies and thriving global communities.


The S&P Global Foundation is about much more than philanthropy—we are about making a difference by finding and developing essential connections between the knowledge- and skill-driven work of S&P Global and the needs of society. We make sure our Foundation efforts maximize opportunities to engage S&P Global employees and have a genuine impact on the communities where we live and work. We focus our efforts where we can make a real difference: Bridging the Global Skills Gap, Creating an Inclusive Economy, and Promoting a Sustainable Environment. We also support global disaster relief efforts with a focus on resiliency.

Our focus

Our primary focus areas for Foundation grant making address issues essential to long-term sustainability, and provide maximum opportunities to engage and leverage the extensive expertise of S&P Global employees worldwide.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are important factors in our work.

Bridging the Global Skills Gap
Creating an Inclusive Economy
Promoting a Sustainable Environment

Bridging the Global Skills Gap

Equip the global workforce with essential STEM and digital skills

Our goals
  • Meet the STEM and digital hiring needs of employers globally
  • Increase diversity in the digital workforce
  • Address digital inequality
What our grantees do
  • Inspire students, particularly girls, to pursue STEM and digital careers
  • Create digital fluency, encourage the application of STEM learning to real world problems, and demonstrate the value of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Provide employable skill training to girls and women of color, specifically geared toward STEM and digital careers

Creating an Inclusive Economy

Expand economic opportunities for the underserved and support advancement for women

Our goals
  • Increase participation of women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups in the global economy
  • Help low-income jobseekers adapt to changes in the hiring market and workplace
  • Close the gender and race income gaps
What our grantees do
  • Develop workforce readiness and job search skills for women, refugees and other underrepresented groups
  • Provide the resources women and refugee entrepreneurs need to succeed, such as mentoring and access to capital
  • Advocate for policies that support women in entering and succeeding in the workforce, such as affordable and flexible education, fair wages and child care
  • Help low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners adapt to an increasingly virtual marketplace

Promoting a Sustainable Environment

Elevate climate action and environmental stewardship to promote a sustainable future

Our goals
  • Mitigate the impact of climate change on global economies
  • Educate local communities and key influencers on climate change
  • Address environmental injustice and disparities
What our grantees do
  • Champion the further integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into financial markets
  • Provide education around individual, environmentally-friendly, green behaviors
  • Revitalize, protect and restore green spaces

Our Grantee Partners

By partnering with local organizations, we support the commitment and efforts of S&P Global employees to help power thriving sustainable communities around the world. We also partner with nonprofits such as Girls Who Code to inspire students from diverse backgrounds to become STEM leaders. We unlock economic opportunity for skilled immigrants and refugees by supporting The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network. We partner with Accion Venture Lab to provide women entrepreneurs with essential capital. And we harness the vast knowledge and experience of S&P Global employees to connect mentors with purpose-driven entrepreneurs through MicroMentor. When S&P Global employees partner with the Foundation to support these efforts, the diversity of skill, experience and creative thinking strengthens the S&P Global workforce, the Foundation and the organizations we support.

Our Grant Guidelines

The S&P Global Foundation accepts proposals and grant requests by invitation only from organizations with demonstrated success in the outlined focus areas, and a focus on communities where S&P Global employees live and work. 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.

The S&P Global Foundation will not support 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).

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

  • Endowments or capital campaigns (exceptions are made by invitation only)
  • Fraternities or Sororities
  • Individuals
  • Fundraising events or organizations
  • Programs designed to promote religious or political doctrines
  • Political or lobbying organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Private foundations

Foundation Board of Directors

With experience across every industry sector, our Foundation leaders possess unique insight into global markets. Through this lens they foster an environment that rewards thinking differently about the ways to connect the knowledge- and skill-driven work of S&P Global and the needs of society.

  • Annette O’Hanlon

    Board Chair, Chief Corporate Responsibility & Diversity Officer, S&P Global

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    Annette O’Hanlon serves as Chief Corporate Responsibility & Diversity Officer for S&P Global and Board Chair of the S&P Global Foundation. In this role, Ms. O’Hanlon provides strategic leadership to a global team supporting S&P Global’s philanthropic and diversity initiatives, strategic engagement, employee programs and sustainability practices.

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  • Swamy Kocherlakota

    EVP, Chief Information Officer, S&P Global


    Swamy Kocherlakota is the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for S&P Global and is responsible for driving the digital transformation and delivering productivity improvements for our customers and employees.

  • Dimitra Manis

    Chief Purpose Officer, S&P Global


    Dimitra Manis is Executive Vice President, Chief Purpose Officer of S&P Global, overseeing People, Marketing, Corporate Responsibility, DEI, and Communications.

  • Ching Ong

    Vice President, Asia Pacific, S&P Global Platts


    Ching is Vice President of S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global and the leading independent provider of information, benchmark prices and analytics for the energy and commodities markets.

  • Amanda Samuel

    Associate General Counsel, S&P Global Market Intelligence


    Amanda Samuel is Associate General Counsel of S&P Global Market Intelligence where she leads the Commercial Transactions team for the Americas. Ms. Samuel is also responsible for advising internal stakeholders on legal and business strategy and risk, including practices and policies, enterprise risk, information security and intellectual property.

  • Ewout Steenbergen

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


    Ewout Steenbergen is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of S&P Global. As CFO, Mr. Steenbergen is responsible for all aspects of the Finance department, focused on growth and sustainable shareholder value. Moreover, he is responsible for Strategy & Corporate Development.


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Grantee News

S&P Global Foundation Commits Additional USD $2M to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The S&P Global Foundation, the charitable arm of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), today announced a second round of grants aimed at supporting the global response to COVID-19. In addition to completing the initial allocation of USD $2 million, the Foundation has committed an additional $2M to widen its impact globally and support small businesses in this critical time of need, bringing total contributions to USD $4M.

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