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Top 100 U.S. Foundations by Total Giving

The list below includes the 100 largest U. S. grantmaking foundations ranked by total giving, based on the most current audited financial data in the Foundation Center's database as of April 26, 2014. Total giving figures include grants, scholarships, employee matching gifts, and other amounts reported as"grants and contributions paid during the year" on the 990-PF tax form. Total giving does not include all qualifying distributions under the tax law, e.g., loans, program-related investments, and program or other administrative expenses. Fiscal records will be updated when more recent audited financial information is obtained.

Rank

Name/(state)

Total Giving

As of
Fiscal Year
End Date

1.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (WA) $3,178,235,962 12/31/2012
2.Genentech Access To Care Foundation (CA) 665,582,721 12/31/2012
3.The Abbvie Patient Assistance Foundation (IL) 646,459,794 12/31/2012
4.Lilly Cares Foundation, Inc. (IN) 609,678,898 12/31/2012
5.GlaxoSmithKline Patient Access Programs Foundation (PA) 599,953,667 12/31/2012
6.Ford Foundation (NY) 593,753,416 12/31/2012
7.The Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NY) 548,857,548 12/31/2012
8.Merck Patient Assistance Program, Inc. (NJ) 520,507,909 12/31/2012
9.Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NY) 515,726,553 12/31/2012
10.Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NJ) 496,523,981 12/13/2011
11.Open Society Institute (NY) 455,863,798 12/31/2012
12.Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NJ) 452,745,445 12/31/2012
13.Walton Family Foundation, Inc. (AR) 423,776,585 12/31/2012
14.The Estee Lauder Fund (IL) 396,802,000 12/31/2012
15.The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (CA) 381,231,679 12/31/2012
16.The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (NE) 367,167,893 12/31/2012
17.Silicon Valley Community Foundation (CA) 293,996,000 12/31/2012
18.The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (NJ) 292,906,381 12/31/2012
19.Sanofi Foundation for North America (NJ) 284,044,399 12/31/2012
20.W. K. Kellogg Foundation (MI) 259,898,647 08/31/2013
21.The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (NY) 258,105,354 12/31/2012
22.Foundation to Promote Open Society (NY) 257,940,437 12/31/2012
23.The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (CA) 256,130,462 12/31/2012
24.International Medical Outreach, Inc. (TX) 247,416,601 12/31/2012
25.Lilly Endowment Inc. (IN) 234,410,589 12/31/2012
26.Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (CA) 233,047,309 12/31/2012
27.Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO) 226,808,114 12/31/2012
28.Wells Fargo Foundation (CA) 217,659,904 12/31/2012
29.The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (NY) 210,352,475 03/31/2013
30.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (IL) 209,859,152 12/31/2012
31.The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. (NC) 198,213,418 12/31/2011
32.Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc. (CT) 193,329,277 12/31/2012
33.The Simons Foundation (NY) 185,556,996 12/31/2012
34.The Wal-Mart Foundation, Inc. (AR) 182,859,236 01/31/2013
35.The Chicago Community Trust (IL) 169,744,869 09/30/2012
36.California Community Foundation (CA) 164,428,000 06/30/2013
37.Foundation For The Carolinas (NC) 157,713,177 12/31/2012
38.Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation (CA) 153,400,126 12/31/2012
39.The Kresge Foundation (MI) 141,959,580 12/31/2012
40.Donald W. Reynolds Foundation (NV) 140,301,343 12/31/2012
41.The JPMorgan Chase Foundation (NY) 136,201,550 12/31/2011
42.The New York Community Trust (NY) 135,740,478 12/31/2012
43.The Rockefeller Foundation (NY) 135,082,747 12/31/2012
44.Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc. (GA) 133,510,011 12/31/2012
45.Bloomberg Philanthropies (NY) 131,263,386 12/31/2012
46.GE Foundation (CT) 130,695,809 12/31/2012
47.The Duke Endowment (NC) 120,498,741 12/31/2012
48.The Dolese Foundation (OK) 118,056,788 03/31/2013
49.The California Endowment (CA) 115,768,774 03/31/2013
50.Carnegie Corporation of New York (NY) 113,006,380 09/30/2012
51.Tulsa Community Foundation (OK) 110,512,000 12/31/2012
52.Boston Foundation, Inc. (MA) 105,365,000 06/30/2013
53.John Templeton Foundation (PA) 105,248,596 12/31/2012
54.Annenberg Foundation (CA) 104,790,232 12/31/2012
55.Robertson Foundation (NY) 103,711,212 11/30/2012
56.McCune Foundation (PA) 102,414,440 09/30/2012
57.John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (FL) 99,205,159 12/31/2012
58.The Annie E. Casey Foundation (MD) 98,681,016 12/31/2012
59.The Columbus Foundation and Affiliated Organizations (OH) 95,963,350 12/31/2012
60.The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. (MD) 95,928,547 02/28/2013
61.The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (DC) 95,397,756 03/31/2013
62.Citi Foundation (NY) 88,898,161 12/31/2012
63.Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (MI) 87,641,301 12/31/2012
64.The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 86,830,000 06/30/2013
65.The McKnight Foundation (MN) 85,114,992 12/31/2012
66.Richard King Mellon Foundation (PA) 84,211,046 12/31/2012
67.Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CA) 83,243,022 12/31/2012
68.The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (GA) 83,044,000 12/31/2012
69.Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc. (TX) 82,493,000 06/30/2013
70.The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (TX) 80,821,766 12/31/2012
71.The William Penn Foundation (PA) 79,675,000 12/31/2012
72.The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 79,643,582 12/31/2012
73.Houston Endowment Inc. (TX) 78,718,050 12/31/2012
74.Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (NY) 77,659,983 12/31/2012
75.The Saint Paul Foundation (MN) 77,615,019 12/31/2012
76.Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (NY) 76,720,974 12/31/2012
77.Omaha Community Foundation (NE) 75,638,463 12/31/2012
78.ExxonMobil Foundation (TX) 74,771,221 12/31/2012
79.Raymond & Ruth Perelman Education Foundation (PA) 74,621,402 04/30/2012
80.The Starr Foundation (NY) 73,536,203 12/31/2012
81.Abbott Fund (IL) 72,741,720 12/31/2012
82.The James Irvine Foundation (CA) 72,718,888 12/31/2012
83.Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc. (TN) 72,705,671 12/31/2012
84.Greater Houston Community Foundation (TX) 72,476,214 12/31/2012
85.The Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc. (GA) 69,658,157 12/31/2012
86.Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Charitable Trust (NV) 68,544,048 12/31/2012
87.The Seattle Foundation (WA) 67,353,039 12/31/2012
88.The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 66,538,978 12/31/2012
89.The Denver Foundation (CO) 64,306,537 12/31/2012
90.The Heinz Endowments (PA) 61,124,899 12/31/2012
91.The Sherwood Foundation (NE) 60,772,086 12/31/2012
92.The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 60,131,524 12/31/2012
93.S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (CA) 59,422,815 12/31/2012
94.Marin Community Foundation (CA) 59,136,825 06/30/2012
95.Caterpillar Foundation (IL) 59,031,292 12/31/2012
96.Raymond & Ruth Perelman Judaica Foundation (PA) 58,700,724 04/30/2012
97.Barr Foundation (MA) 58,380,364 12/31/2012
98.Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (TN) 58,341,057 04/30/2013
99.The PNC Foundation (PA) 57,470,836 12/31/2012
100.The Wallace Foundation (NY) 57,283,381 12/31/2012

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