“We are looking for innovative projects and catalytic ideas that can contribute to the economic rebuilding of the nation through entrepreneurship – specifically in regions where talent is strong, ideas are abundant, and our capital can make a real difference spurring job growth.”
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone’s Chairman and CEO
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation was founded at the time of Blackstone's Initial Public Offering in 2007 with substantial commitments from the Firm’s employees. Influenced by the enterprising heritage of the firm and its founders, The Foundation is directing its resources and applying the intellectual capital of the firm to foster entrepreneurship globally.
The Foundation has committed to a five-year, $50 million Entrepreneurship Initiative to create connected networks, or “ecosystems”, of master coaches in regions across the nation and around the world. Through connecting these ecosystems, we can ultimately build an elite global network of master coaches and entrepreneurial support for aspiring entrepreneurs, and in turn, the high-growth businesses and industries that are most known to spark economic growth.
We are committed to Supporting Communities where we work and live through a range of projects and organizations that are innovative in their approach to improving the economic and social conditions of communities in need.