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We support inclusive sustainable economies and thriving global communities.


The S&P Global Foundation, the keystone of our philanthropic efforts, supports the building of inclusive, resilient economies.

Our S&P Global Foundation programs maximize opportunities to engage S&P Global employees and are created to have a real impact in the communities where we live and work.

The S&P Global Foundation focuses its efforts where we can make a real difference: Diversifying Technology & Data and Creating Environmental Resilience.

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.

Diversifying Technology & Data
Creating Environmental Resilience

Diversifying Technology & Data

We help diversify the tech sector and build generational wealth by opening job training and placement opportunities to traditionally underrepresented communities.

What our grantees do
  • Increase representation of women, people of color, and veterans in the technology and data sectors
  • Increase ability for underrepresented communities to access well-paying quality jobs in the tech industry
  • De-bias AI, machine learning and evolving tech systems

Creating Environmental Resilience

We help vulnerable communities adapt to new climate realities and prepare for and rebound from climate-related disasters.

What our grantees do
  • Minimize environmental and human risks associated with disasters
  • Return critical infrastructure and services to functionality after a disaster​
  • Reduce risks of future incidents among vulnerable populations

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 organizations such as Reboot Representation to inspire students from diverse backgrounds to become STEM leaders. We unlock economic opportunity for skilled immigrants and refugees by supporting Breaking Barriers. We partner with Resilient Cities Network to future-proof communities and critical infrastructure. 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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  • Ed Chidsey

    Senior Vice President, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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    Ed Chidsey is a Senior Vice President and Head of Data, Valuations and Analytics for S&P Global Market Intelligence. In this role, he has full business responsibility the comprehensive suite of cross-asset market data, analytics and valuation services, ETF data management and trading services, and company-level information products. Ed is a member of the division's operating committee.

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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

    Executive Vice President, 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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