The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, private foundation based in Toronto, Canada. It was established through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company’s initial public offering in 2006. The MasterCard Foundation advances financial inclusion and youth learning in Africa.

At the Mastercard Foundation, they know that employment is a leading pathway out of poverty for young people and their families. In Africa, the world’s youngest continent, youth employment is a particularly important measure of poverty reduction.

Africa’s young people are building a better future for the continent, but they cannot do it alone. The Foundation believes in their potential – and they are honored to accompany them on their journey.

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