The MasterCard Foundation believes that every person has the potential to transform their lives and to improve the lives of their families and their communities. By advancing access to microfinance and youth learning, the Foundation promotes financial inclusion and prosperity in developing countries. The MasterCard Foundation’s vision is opportunity for all to learn and prosper. An independent, private foundation based in Toronto, Canada, The MasterCard Foundation was established through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company's initial public offering in 2006. For more information, see http://www.mastercardfdn.org/.