Mission and Values

To advance education and financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries and to support Indigenous youth in Canada.

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper.

All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance.

Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.

In Canada, our focus is supporting Indigenous youth on their pathways through education and on to meaningful work and livelihoods reflecting their values, traditions and aspirations.


Humility is our source of strength.


Listening is our source of insight, empathy, and innovation.

Kindness and Respect

Our best work arises when we treat each other with kindness and respect.


By working together we achieve the best outcomes.


We are results oriented and bold in our actions.

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