Key Highlights:

  • The World Bank encourages involvement of individual staff members in the communities where we live and has an official community outreach program that encourages charitable giving and staff volunteerism.

  • In fiscal 2014, the Community Outreach Grants Program and the Urban Institute launched Measure4Change, a pilot program to build performance measurement and evaluation capacity among local nonprofits in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Community Outreach

At the World Bank, our staff members give back to the communities where they live. We believe in living our mission of ending poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and promoting a sustainable future. Our community giving engages our staff and connects them to their communities.

In metropolitan Washington, DC, we work to strengthen communities through funding, employee volunteerism, and community collaborations. Our Community Outreach Program coordinates these activities locally for the entire World Bank Group—including the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA—and supports country office staff in planning similar activities.

Our staff members and Community Outreach Program give back to the communities in four ways: (1) workplace giving, (2) grant making, (3) staff volunteerism, and (4) high school internships. Below are highlights from fiscal 2014.