List of wealthiest charitable foundations

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This is a list of wealthiest charitable foundations worldwide. It consists of the 30 largest charitable foundations, private foundations engaged in philanthropy, and other charitable organizations.

Only nonprofit foundations are included in this list. Organizations that are part of a larger company are excluded, such as holding companies.

The entries are ordered by the size of the organization's total financial endowment (that is, the total value of invested donations). The endowment value is an estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the exchange rates on June 24, 2012. Due to fluctuations in holdings, currency exchange and asset values, this list only represents the valuation of each foundation on a single day.

Wealthiest foundations[edit]

Rank Organization Country Headquarters Endowment (USD) Endowment
(home currency)
Founded References
1 Stichting INGKA Foundation  Netherlands Leiden, Netherlands $36.0 billion 1982 [1]
2 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  United States Seattle, Washington $34.6 billion 1994 [2]
3 Wellcome Trust  United Kingdom London $28.3 billion £16.6 billion (GBP) 1936 [3]
4 Howard Hughes Medical Institute  United States Chevy Chase, Maryland $16.1 billion 1953 [4]
5 Ford Foundation  United States New York City, New York $11.0 billion 1936 [2]
6 J. Paul Getty Trust  United States Los Angeles, California $10.5 billion 1982 [2]
7 Kamehameha Schools  United States Honolulu, Hawaii $10.1 billion 1887 [5]
8 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation  United Arab Emirates Dubai $10.0 billion $36.7 billion (AED) 2007 [6]
9 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  United States Princeton, New Jersey $9.0 billion 1972 [2]
10 Li Ka Shing Foundation  Hong Kong Hong Kong $8.3 billion $64.4 billion (HKD) 1980 [7]
11 The Church Commissioners for England  United Kingdom London $8.1 billion £5.2 billion (GBP) 1948 [8]
12 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  United States Menlo Park, California $7.4 billion 1967 [2]
13 Lilly Endowment  United States Indianapolis, Indiana $7.28 billion 1937 [2]
14 W.K. Kellogg Foundation  United States Battle Creek, Michigan $7.26 billion 1930 [2]
15 Robert Bosch Foundation  Germany Stuttgart $6.9 billion €4.5 billion (EUR) 1964 [9]
16 Garfield Weston Foundation  United Kingdom London $6.5 billion £4.2 billion (GBP) 1958 [10]
17 David and Lucile Packard Foundation  United States Los Altos, California $5.8 billion 1964 [2]
18 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  United States Chicago, Illinois $5.7 billion 1975 [2]
19 The Pew Charitable Trusts  United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $5.6 billion 1948 [11]
20 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  United States Palo Alto, California $5.4 billion 2000 [2]
21 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation  Sweden Stockholm $5.3 billion kr 32.7 billion (SEK) 1917 [12]
22 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  United States New York City, New York $5.26 billion 1969 [2]
23 The MasterCard Foundation  Canada Toronto, Canada $8.2 billion 2006 [13]
24 William Penn Foundation  United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $4.4 billion 1945 [2]
25 The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust  United States New York City, New York $4.1 billion 1999 [2]
26 Tulsa Community Foundation  United States Tulsa, Oklahoma $3.8 billion 1998 [2]
27 The California Endowment  United States Los Angeles $3.7 billion 1996 [2]
28 Rockefeller Foundation  United States New York City, New York $3.51 billion 1913 [2]
29 Realdania  Denmark Copenhagen $3.5 billion €2.8 billion (EUR) 2000 [14]
30 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  Portugal Lisbon $3.5 billion €2.8 billion (EUR) 1956 [15]
31 The Kresge Foundation  United States Troy, Michigan $3.0 billion 1924 [2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Flat-pack accounting". The Economist. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Top 100 U.S. Foundations by Asset Size". Foundation Center. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Annual report and financial statements 2013". Wellcome Trust. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Annual Report Finance & Investments 2011". Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Kamehameha Schools and Subsidiaries, Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Schedules, June 30, 2011 and 2010". Kamehameha Schools. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Flannery, Russell (March 7, 2012). "Li Ka-Shing's Midas Touch". Forbes. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Asset Management". The Church of England. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  9. ^ "10 Largest Foundations in the World". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Report and Accounts of the Trustees". Garfield Weston Foundation. 2011-04-05. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Pew Prospectus". Pew Charitable Trusts. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  12. ^ "The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation". Wallenberg. Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  13. ^ "Annual Financial Statements 2013". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  14. ^ "Overview". Realdania. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Annual Report 2010". Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. p. 295. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 

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