Who We Are


Founded in 2007, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship globally. By leveraging the resources and intellectual capital of Blackstone, the Foundation empowers entrepreneurs, generates job growth, and supports the communities in which we live and work.

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Entrepreneurship Initiative


In 2010, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced its Entrepreneurship Initiative, a global commitment to advance entrepreneurial thought and activity in the United States and abroad. Through the Blackstone Launchpad Program, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, and Blackstone Innovation Grants, the Foundation encourages and empowers the entrepreneurs who create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

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Supporting Communities


The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting the communities in which we work and live. Through the Blackstone Connects program and our general Grants & Giving, the Foundation supports organizations dedicated to improving the economic and social conditions of communities in need.

From its founding, Blackstone has dedicated itself to being a responsible corporate citizen. Our commitment to corporate responsibility is embedded into every investment decision we make and I take personal pride knowing that the founding principles and values the firm was built on 30 years ago still govern us today.
- STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN
CHAIRMAN, CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Highlights


Funding Opportunities

At this time, the Foundation will not consider or accept unsolicited grant proposals, and will not be holding an open Request for Proposals (RFP) this year. To learn more about future opportunities, please follow us on Twitter @BlackstoneEI. For additional questions, not related to funding opportunities, please contact foundation@blackstone.com.

 

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Blackstone Connects

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Our Initiatives
To date, Blackstone Charitable Foundation has made over $40 million in grants through our Entrepreneurship Initiative to dozens of regions in the US and globally.
  • Blackstone LaunchPad

    CA, FL, Ireland, MI, MT, NY, PA, TX
  • Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network

    CO, NC
  • Blackstone Innovation Grants

    AZ, CA, CO, DC, GA, HI, IA, IL, Johannesburg, LA, London, MA, MO, Mumbai, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, WA
New York
South Dakota
Louisiana
Tennessee
Rhode Island
Washington
Hawaii
Mississippi
California
Arizona
Colorado
Texas
Washington, D.C.
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
Iowa
Georgia
Illinois
Missouri
Ohio
London
South Africa
Mumbai
California
Montana
Pennsylvania
Florida
New York
Texas
Michigan
Ireland
North Carolina
Colorado
+5,000
Hours Volunteered by Blackstone employees in 2015
"The Foundation makes many grants and the firm’s employees give generously of their time in an effort to have an impact on civic and charitable organizations that support our communities."
- STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN
CHAIRMAN, CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Blackstone Connects and General Giving

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In 2011, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation launched Blackstone Connects, a program that provides Blackstone employees with the opportunity to engage in community service and volunteer projects. Integrating existing service initiatives and new non-profit organizations, Blackstone Connects enables employees to have a profound impact in the communities in which they work and live. As part of this program, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation also makes targeted grants to non-profit organizations that positively impact the communities in which Blackstone employees, clients, and investors are personally engaged.

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
CHAIRMAN, CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Blackstone Connects and General Giving

Sep 3, 2015, 11:01 AM
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In 2011, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation launched Blackstone Connects, a program that provides Blackstone employees with the opportunity to engage in community service and volunteer projects. Integrating existing service initiatives and new non-profit organizations, Blackstone Connects enables employees to have a profound impact in the communities in which they work and live. As part of this program, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation also makes targeted grants to non-profit organizations that positively impact the communities in which Blackstone employees, clients, and investors are personally engaged.


Blackstone Connects and General Giving

Sep 3, 2015, 11:01 AM
Callout Title : Blackstone Connects & General Giving
Use smaller callout title : Yes

In 2011, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation launched Blackstone Connects, a program that provides Blackstone employees with the opportunity to engage in community service and volunteer projects. Integrating existing service initiatives and new non-profit organizations, Blackstone Connects enables employees to have a profound impact in the communities in which they work and live. As part of this program, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation also makes targeted grants to non-profit organizations that positively impact the communities in which Blackstone employees, clients, and investors are personally engaged.