Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently the largest private foundation in the world with
total grant payments of $32.9 billion since its inception, supporting interventions in more than a
hundred countries worldwide.
Open Society Foundations
The Open Society Foundations was founded in 1979 by investor and philanthropist George Soros to support the
transition of post-communist societies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.Thirty years since its launch,
Open Society has spent more...
The Ford Foundation started in 1936 when Edsel Ford, son of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford, provided $25,000 for "scientific,
educational and for charitable purposes." Today, it has net assets of $11.9 billion and has distributed $16.3 billion...
Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation’s main areas of focus are rural development, health, education, civil society and the environment.
It works in resource-poor and remote areas in 16 countries around the world, with a particular focus on Asia and Africa, and a staff size...
The Clinton Foundation has been working in the areas of poverty alleviation, global health, economic development,
and climate change and the environment since it was established by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2011...
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Founded in 1964, the California-based foundation finances development projects dedicated to
the youth, scientific development, health and restoration, and preservation of natural resources. Its global initiatives
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation was established in 2000. Headquartered in California, the foundation mainly focuses on
environmental conservation, patient care and the development of new technologies through scientific...
Master Card Foundation
Established in 2006 through the shares gifted by MasterCard Worldwide, the MasterCard Foundation has net assets
exceeding $9 billion. In 2013, it disbursed $172 million to partner organizations in 57 countries. The foundation’s
work focuses on promoting...
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation has been operating for more than a hundred years and has offices in the United States,
Italy, Thailand and Kenya. Its development interventions in Asia and Africa focus mainly on responsible environmental
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Corporation of New York aims “to promote the advancement and
diffusion of knowledge and understanding” through its grant-making. Internationally, the corporation...