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World’s 100 largest philanthropic foundations list

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This list is the result of a research, carried out by ARCO’s Social Economy Unit about the top 100 largest philanthropic foundations in the world by total assets; it is based on up to date financial data concerning the period 2016-2018. The sources mostly used, are the financial statements published by the foundations and the Foundation Centre database. We included the country where the foundation was established, the founding year and the official website.
The objective is to provide a complete list of the largest philanthropic foundations in the world.

At the first place there is the Dutch Stichting INGKA Foundation. It has been established by the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad and its philanthropic activity underpins on the support to architectural and interior design innovation. Recently it extended its philanthropic agenda to the fight against poverty in developing countries.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation comes after Stichting INGKA at the second place. The US foundation mainly acts in the field of medical research, fight against AIDS and malaria, reduction of extreme poverty and education.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute places third and it focuses on medical and biological research.
The majority of the foundations are from USA, followed by European ones, mostly from UK. We did not take consortium into account.

Latest update: April 2020.

Table: Fundation, Country, Assets ($), Fiscal Year End Date

  1. Stichting INGKA Foundation, Netherlands,  $ 58597476970, 31/08/2016
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA,  $ 47873188000, 31/12/2018
  3. Wellcome Trust, UK,  $ 39749045814, 30/09/2019
  4.  Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, $ 22544412000, 31/08/2019
  5. Novo Nordisk S/A, Denmark,,  $ 18294835107, 31/12/2019
  6. The MasterCard Foundation, Canada,  $ 17401495000, 31/12/2018
  7. Lilly Endowment, USA,,  $ 15093192720, 31/12/2018
  8. Ford Foundation, USA,  $ 13053278000, 31/12/2018
  9. The Garfield Weston Foundation, UK,  $ 12486081827, 05/04/2018
  10. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USA,  $ 11137377000, 31/12/2018
  11. J. Paul Getty Trust, USA,  $ 11002762000, 30/06/2018
  12. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA,  $ 9761951000, 31/12/2018
  13. The Church Commissioners for England, UK,  $ 9642061000,88, 31/12/2018
  14. Kamehameha Schools, USA,  $ 9460044773, 31/12/2017
  15. Bloomberg Philanthropies (NY), USA,  $ 8931075194, 31/12/2017
  16. Silicon Valley Community Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 8886194000, 31/12/2018
  17. W.K. Kellogg Foundation, USA,  $ 7806087755, 31/08/2019
  18. David and Lucile Packard Foundation, USA,  $ 7423384000, 31/12/2018
  19. The Pew Charitable Trust, USA,  $ 6763555133, 30/06/2018
  20. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, USA,  $ 6667014000, 31/12/2018
  21. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, USA,  $ 6555456000, 31/12/2018
  22. Gordon Betty Moore Foundation, USA,  $ 6464453607, 31/08/2018
  23. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, USA,  $ 6066894000, 31/03/2018
  24. Robert Bosch Stiftung, Deutschland,  $ 5698023962, 31/12/2017
  25. Tulsa Community Foundation, USA,  $ 4464778000, 31/12/2018
  26. Realdania, Denmark,  $ 4100087556, 31/12/2019
  27. Rockefeller Foundation, USA,  $ 4086668694, 31/12/2016
  28. Walton Family Foundation Inc (AR), USA,  $ 3920338195, 31/12/2019
  29.  The California Endowment, USA,  $ 3828720000, 31/12/2018
  30. Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Inc. (GA), USA,  $ 3804175668, 31/12/2019
  31. The Kresge Foundation, USA,  $ 3727686257, 12/06/2019
  32. The Duke Endowmentt (NC), USA,  $ 3612795810, 31/12/2017
  33. Carnegie Corporation of New York (NY), USA,  $ 3444166743, 30/09/2019
  34. The JPB Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 3317349492, 31/12/2016
  35. The Simons Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 3297216340, 31/12/2017
  36. The Chicago Community Trust (IL), USA,  $ 3247965573, 30/09/2018
  37. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO), USA,  $ 3140522846, 31/12/2017
  38. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (MI), USA,  $ 3098258647, 31/12/2017
  39. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MN), USA,  $ 2928976768, 31/12/2018
  40.  The Moody Foundation (TX), USA,  $ 2853938000, 31/12/2017
  41. Kimbell Art Foundation (TX), USA,  $ 2781770619, 31/12/2017
  42. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CA), USA,,  $ 2693654327, 31/12/2018
  43.  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal,  $ 2681932073, 31/12/2018
  44. The Annie E. Casey Foundatio (MD), USA,  $ 2658487897, 31/12/2018
  45. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (NE), USA,  $ 2585047110, 31/12/2016
  46. The New York Community Trust (NY), USA,  $ 2567643255, 31/12/2018
  47.  William Penn Foundation, USA,  $ 2485838896, 31/12/2017
  48. Richard King Mellon Foundation (PA), USA,  $ 2455076881, 31/12/2018
  49. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (MO), USA,  $ 2430928764, 31/12/2017
  50. The Wyss Foundation (DC), USA,  $ 2410709102, 31/12/2018
  51. Foundation For The Carolinas (NC), USA,  $ 2399480931, 31/12/2018
  52. Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (OK), USA,  $ 2398698688, 31/12/2018
  53. The Oregon Community Foundation (OR), USA,  $ 2342633000, 31/12/2018
  54. The James Irvine Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 2336700185, 31/12/2018
  55. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (FL), USA,  $ 2271386220, 31/12/2018
  56. Laura and John Arnold Foundation (TX), USA,  $ 2264315575, 31/12/2017
  57. The McKnight Foundation (MN), USA,  $ 2250668000, 31/12/2018
  58. The Columbus Foundation and Affiliated Organizations (OH), USA,  $ 2150028307, 31/12/2018
  59. The Nemours Foundation (FL), USA ,  $ 2074345798, 31/12/2018
  60. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 1891146330, 31/12/2018
  61. Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1844113826, 31/12/2017
  62. California Community Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1815263000, 30/06/2019
  63. Barr Foundation (MA), USA,  $ 1786561234, 31/12/2017
  64. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 1754284643, 31/12/2018
  65. The Heinz Endowments (PA), USA,  $ 1635427000, 31/12/2018
  66. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (TX), USA,  $ 1612382333, 31/12/2018
  67. Annenberg Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1609958544, 31/12/2017
  68. The San Francisco Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1517425000, 30/06/2019
  69. The Starr Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 1508843424, 31/12/2017
  70. John Templeton Foundation (PA), USA,  $ 1500000000, 31/12/2018
  71. The Wallace Foundationn (NY), USA,  $ 1461681384, 31/12/2018
  72. The Brown Foundation Inc. (TX), USA,  $ 1459793537, 30/06/2019
  73.  Houston Endowment Inc. (TX), USA,  $ 1364073349, 31/12/2017
  74. Boston Foundation Inc. (MA), USA,  $ 1293315000, 30/06/2019
  75. Shimon ben Joseph Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1266046967, 31/12/2017
  76. Druckenmiller Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 1257327131, 30/10/2017
  77. The Ahmanson Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1232304000, 31/12/2019
  78. M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust (WA), USA,  $ 1229095000, 31/12/2019
  79. Bat Hanadiv Foundation No. 3 (NY), USA,  $ 1208346163, 31/12/2017
  80. Lumina Foundation (IN), USA,  $ 1202918000, 31/12/2018
  81. The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Inc. (OK), USA,  $ 1180750998, 31/08/2019
  82.  W. M. Keck Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 1168650000, 31/12/2018
  83. The Pittsburgh Foundation (PA), USA,  $ 1151107423, 31/12/2018
  84. Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc. (NY), USA,  $ 1146793281, 31/12/2018
  85. Communities Foundation of Texas Inc. (TX), USA,  $ 1142383000, 30/06/2019
  86. Foundation to Promote Open Society (NY), USA,  $ 1083700000, 31/12/2019
  87. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc. (OK), USA,  $ 1038897165, 31/12/2018
  88. Otto Bremer Foundation (MN), USA,  $ 1031098556, 31/12/2018
  89. Surdna Foundation Inc. (NY), USA,  $ 1004624942, 31/12/2017
  90. George Lucas Family Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 995379525, 31/12/2018
  91. The Joyce Foundation (IL), USA,  $ 971646983, 31/12/2018
  92. The Wolfson Foundation, UK,  $ 953262162,45, 31/03/2019
  93. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT), USA,  $ 933276490, 31/12/2018
  94.  The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (NY), USA,  $ 889060221, 30/09/2019
  95.  Hall Family Foundation (MO), USA,  $ 881677516, 31/12/2017
  96. The California Wellness Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 880609267, 31/12/2018
  97. The Henry Luce Foundation Inc. (NY),USA,  $ 831236270, 31/12/2018
  98. The Anschutz Foundationn (CO), USA,  $ 823444167, 31/12/2018
  99. Marin Community Foundation (CA), USA,  $ 571672594, 30/06/2018
  100. Cummings Foundation Inc.(MA), USA,  $ 425804222, 31/12/2018

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