List of wealthiest charitable foundations

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This is a list of wealthiest charitable foundations worldwide. It consists of the 40 largest charitable foundations, private foundations engaged in philanthropy, and other charitable organizations that have disclosed their assets. In many countries such disclosure is not legally required, and often not done.

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

The entries are ordered by the size of the organisation's financial endowment (that is, the value of assets net of liabilities, or invested donations). The endowment value is an estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the exchange rates on December 31, 2016.[1] 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 by endowment value[edit]

Rank Organisation / Country / by individual Country Headquarters Endowment (USD) Endowment
(home currency)
Founded /
Donations
References
1 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  United States Seattle, Washington $51.6 billion 1994 [2]
2 Novo Nordisk Foundation  Denmark Copenhagen $49.1 billion DKK 331.1 billion (Danish Kroner) 1989 [3]
3 Stichting INGKA Foundation  Netherlands Leiden $36 billion[note 1] €34.3 billion (EUR) 1982 [4]
4 Wellcome Trust  United Kingdom London $32.9 billion £25.9 billion (GBP) 1936 [5]
5 Howard Hughes Medical Institute  United States Chevy Chase, Maryland $23.8 billion 1953 [6]
6 Azim Premji Foundation  India Bangalore $21.0 billion 2001 [7][8]
7 Open Society Foundations  United States New York City, New York $19.6 billion 1993
8 Garfield Weston Foundation  United Kingdom London $15.7 billion £12.7 billion (GBP) 1958 [9]
9 Lilly Endowment  United States Indianapolis, Indiana $15.1 billion 1937 [10]
10 Ford Foundation  United States New York City, New York $13.7 billion 1936 [11]
11 Silicon Valley Community Foundation  United States San Jose, California $13.6 billion 2007 [12]
12 Kamehameha Schools  United States Honolulu, Hawaii $11.5 billion 1887 [13]
13 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  United States Princeton, New Jersey $11.4 billion 1972 [14]
14 J. Paul Getty Trust  United States Los Angeles, California $10.4 billion 1982 [15]
15 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation  United Arab Emirates Dubai $10.08 billion 37 billion د.إ (AED) 2007 [16]
16 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  United States Menlo Park, California $8.74 billion 1967 [17]
17 Li Ka Shing Foundation  China Hong Kong $8.3 billion $64.4 billion (HKD) 1980 [18]
18 W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust  United States Battle Creek, Michigan $8.2 billion 1930 [19]
19 The Church Commissioners for England  United Kingdom London $7.5 billion £6.1 billion (GBP) 1948 [20]
20 The MasterCard Foundation  Canada Toronto $7.1 billion 2006 [21]
21 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  United States Palo Alto, California $6.4 billion 2000 [12]
22 David and Lucile Packard Foundation  United States Los Altos, California $6.3 billion 1964 [12]
23 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  United States New York City, New York $6.18 billion 1969 [12]
24 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  United States Chicago, Illinois $6.0 billion 1975 [12]
25 The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust  United States New York City, New York $5.548 billion 1999 [12][22]
26 Robert Bosch Foundation  Germany Stuttgart $5.5 billion €5.3 billion (EUR) 1964 [23]
27 Nemours Foundation  United States Jacksonville, Florida $4.6 billion 1936 [24]
28 Bloomberg Philanthropies  United States New York City, New York $4.24 billion 2004 [12]
29 Tulsa Community Foundation  United States Tulsa, Oklahoma $3.8 billion 1998 [12]
30 Rockefeller Foundation  United States New York City, New York $3.7 billion 1913 [12]
31 The Kresge Foundation  United States Troy, Michigan $3.6 billion 1924 [12]
32 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation  Sweden Stockholm $3.60 billion kr 32.7 billion (SEK) 1917 [25]
33 California Health Care Foundation  United States Los Angeles, California $3.56 billion 1996 [12]
34 The Duke Endowment  United States Charlotte, North Carolina $3.37 billion 1924 [12]
35 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  Portugal Lisbon $3.2 billion €2.93 billion (EUR) 1956 [26]
36 Realdania  Denmark Copenhagen $2.9 billion €2.8 billion (EUR) 2000 [27]
37 Greater Kansas City Community Foundation  United States Kansas City, Missouri $2.7 billion 1978 [28]
38 Simons Foundation  United States New York City, New York $2.6 billion 1994 [29]
39 The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation  United States Los Angeles, California $1.8 billion 1967 [30]
40 W. M. Keck Foundation  United States Los Angeles, California $1.1 billion 1954 [31]
  1. ^ 2006 estimate from The Economist

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fxexchangerate.com/
  2. ^ "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Consolidated Financial Statements" (PDF). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. ^ name="Novo Nordisk Foundation Annual Report 2018" https://novonordiskfonden.dk/wp-content/uploads/NNF_ANNUAL_REPORT_2018.pdf
  4. ^ "Flat-pack accounting". The Economist. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  5. ^ "Wellcome Trust Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018" (PDF). Wellcome Trust. 2018-12-18. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  6. ^ "Consolidated Financial Statements 2018" (PDF). Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  7. ^ Mishra, Pankaj (March 7, 2018). "Azim Premji quietly gives away more to charity". The Mint. Hindustan Times.
  8. ^ Mar 14, ET Now | Updated:; 2019; Ist, 11 56 Am, Azim Premji raises philanthropy bar with $21 billion total pledge, retrieved 2019-03-18CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. ^ "Garfield Weston Foundation Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Garfield Weston Foundation. 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  10. ^ "Lilly Endowment saw huge jump in assets in 2018". IBJ. 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  11. ^ "Ford Foundation 2017 Audited Financial Statements". Ford Foundation. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Consolidated Statements of Financial Position 2017" (PDF). Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  13. ^ "Report on Financial Activities July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017" (PDF). Kamehameha Schools. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  14. ^ "The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Financial Statements 2017" (PDF). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2015-12-31. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  15. ^ "J. Paul Getty Trust Report 2017" (PDF). J. Paul Getty Trust. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  16. ^ "About Us". Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  17. ^ "The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Financial Statements 2016" (PDF). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  18. ^ Flannery, Russell (March 7, 2012). "Li Ka-Shing's Midas Touch". Forbes. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  19. ^ "W. K. Kellogg Foundation and W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust Financial Statements 2017". W. K. Kellogg Foundation and W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  20. ^ "The Church Commissioners Annual Report 2016" (PDF). The Church Commissioners for England. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  21. ^ "The MasterCard Foundation Financial Statements 2015" (PDF). The MasterCard Foundation. 2015-12-31. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  22. ^ http://www.helmsleytrust.org/financials
  23. ^ "Bosch Stiftung Balance Sheet 2015". The Robert Bosch Stiftung. 2015-12-31. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  24. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Nemours Foundation. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  25. ^ "The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation". Wallenberg. Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  26. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. p. 295. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  27. ^ "Overview". Realdania. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  28. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). www.growyourgiving.org. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  29. ^ "Simons Foundation 2015". www.simonsfoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  30. ^ "The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation 2016 990 PF" (PDF). www.guidestar.org. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  31. ^ Robert, Day (2017-05-10). "W.M. Keck Foundation - 2016 Annual Report" (PDF). W.M. Keck Foundation. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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