The people of Goldman Sachs have long valued their opportunity to give back through public service and volunteerism, humanitarian efforts and programs that foster economic progress in communities around the world.

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First US Social Impact Bond Financed by Goldman Sachs

In 2012, in partnership with the City of New York and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Goldman Sachs finances the first social impact bond in the United States, a US$9.6 million loan aimed at reducing the rate of recidivism among adolescents incarcerated on Rikers Island.

Innovation , Service

Sidney Weinberg Serves on War Production Board

Sidney Weinberg takes a leave of absence from the firm to serve on the War Production Board during World War II.

Service , Leadership

With 10,000 Small Businesses, Goldman Sachs Helps to Fuel the Engines of US Job Creation

Goldman Sachs launches a US$500 million initiative in 2009 to help small businesses create jobs and drive economic growth through greater access to education, financial capital and business support services.

Culture , Service

Goldman Sachs and IFC Introduce Landmark Credit Facility for Women Entrepreneurs

The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the International Finance Corporation create the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility in 2014 to provide much-needed financing to female entrepreneurs around the globe.

Clients , Service

Sidney J. Weinberg and the Business Advisory and Planning Council

Sidney Weinberg helps launch the Business Advisory and Planning Council in 1933, creating an enduring source of insight for CEOs and government.

Service , Leadership

Goldman Sachs Launches Community TeamWorks, Its Signature Volunteer Program

Community TeamWorks, the firm’s flagship volunteering initiative, was launched in 1997. The program gives employees a day off from work to participate in team-based projects with nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Culture , Service

Landmark Partnership Preserves Pristine Wilderness in Tierra del Fuego

In 2004, the firm entered into a landmark public-private partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society to establish the Karukinka Natural Park on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

Culture , Service

Harnessing the Power of Education for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Goldman Sachs launches 10,000 Women in 2008, a program dedicated to providing women in underserved communities around the world with a business and management education.

Culture , Service

Tapping Junior Talent's Competitive Spirit to Generate Grants for Nonprofits

Goldman Sachs launched the Analyst Impact Fund in 2016, providing a creative, collaborative opportunity for the firm’s junior talent to compete with their peers for grants to benefit the nonprofit organizations of their choice.

Culture , Service