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Top 100 U.S. Foundations by Total Giving

In Major Foundations Making Grants in Health, Major Philanthropic Foundations on July 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Following are 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 June 25, 2009, according to the Foundation Center

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, the Foundation Center said.

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, said the center.

Rank

Name/(state)

Total Giving

As of
Fiscal Year
End Date

1.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (WA)

$2,011,675,000

12/31/2007

2.

AstraZeneca Foundation (DE)

612,000,000

12/31/2008

3.

The Ford Foundation (NY)

526,464,000

09/30/2008

4.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (CA)

379,400,000

12/31/2008

5.

GlaxoSmithKline Patient Access Programs Foundation (NC)

344,193,427

12/31/2007

6.

Lilly Endowment Inc. (IN)

336,551,359

12/31/2008

7.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (NJ)

329,322,323

12/31/2007

8.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (CA)

301,979,479

12/31/2008

9.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (NY)

300,198,561

12/31/2007

10.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (CA)

291,096,834

12/31/2008

11.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (CA)

290,694,047

12/31/2007

12.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation (MI)

272,511,561

08/31/2008

13.

The Annenberg Foundation (CA)

266,898,723

06/30/2008

14.

Janssen Ortho Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NJ)

259,736,936

12/31/2007

15.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NY)

235,562,386

12/31/2007

16.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (IL)

231,856,772

12/31/2007

17.

Walton Family Foundation, Inc. (AR)

218,864,851

12/31/2007

18.

California Community Foundation (CA)

216,019,934

06/30/2008

19.

Genentech Access To Care Foundation (CA)

215,418,960

12/31/2007

20.

The Starr Foundation (NY)

207,284,873

12/31/2007

21.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (NE)

202,684,478

12/31/2007

22.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO)

192,905,943

12/31/2007

23.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation (MD)

192,006,321

12/31/2007

24.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. (NC)

188,236,685

12/31/2007

25.

The Kresge Foundation (MI)

181,439,048

12/31/2008

26.

Sanofi-Aventis Patient Assistance Foundation (NJ)

177,414,396

12/31/2007

27.

Lilly Cares Foundation, Inc. (IN)

175,211,475

12/31/2007

28.

The Lincy Foundation (CA)

170,728,247

09/30/2008

29.

The Roche Patient Assistance Foundation (NJ)

170,175,708

12/31/2007

30.

The New York Community Trust (NY)

166,053,450

12/31/2007

31.

The Duke Endowment (NC)

164,837,762

12/31/2007

32.

The Rockefeller Foundation (NY)

162,956,223

12/31/2007

33.

Merck Patient Assistance Program, Inc. (NJ)

161,500,000

12/31/2007

34.

Wyeth Pharmaceutical Assistance Foundation (NJ)

142,044,959

12/31/2007

35.

The California Endowment (CA)

140,510,981

02/28/2008

36.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (MI)

135,868,710

12/31/2007

37.

Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation (CA)

127,304,000

12/31/2007

38.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (FL)

121,267,122

12/31/2007

39.

The T. Boone Pickens Foundation (TX)

120,425,524

12/31/2007

40.

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc. (GA)

116,867,936

12/31/2008

41.

The Chicago Community Trust (IL)

115,544,031

09/30/2007

42.

Wal-Mart Foundation (AR)

110,895,707

01/31/2008

43.

The Columbus Foundation and Affiliated Organizations (OH)

110,778,929

12/31/2007

44.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation (NV)

110,375,900

12/31/2008

45.

Richard King Mellon Foundation (PA)

109,215,672

12/31/2007

46.

Foundation for the Carolinas (NC)

106,345,459

12/31/2007

47.

Carnegie Corporation of New York (NY)

101,314,879

09/30/2008

48.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. (MD)

99,570,742

02/29/2008

49.

The Wachovia Foundation, Inc. (NC)

96,909,222

12/31/2007

50.

The San Francisco Foundation (CA)

96,511,000

06/30/2008

 Source: The Foundation Center, http://foundationcenter.org

 

 

$92.4 Million In HRSA Grants Demonstrates Interest In Funding Healthcare IT – Health Centers

In Federal Government Grants, Information Technology Grants on July 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Veteran grant seekers know that you must be familiar with a funder’s past history when you are conducting grant research for a new project.

That said, healthcare It is muy caliente now. But you still need to go back for your history lessons. Who really is interested in funding this particular topic?

Here’s an example worth keeping in your project file:

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded grants totaling $92.4 million to help Americans access healthcare services and health centers adopt electronic health records (EHRs).

Administrator Elizabeth Duke said $61 million will aide half a million people gain access to comprehensive primary and preventive services.

The health center grants are: 

  • 75 grants totaling $36.5 million to create new health centers in low-income counties;
  • 25 grants totaling $2 million to develop health centers in high poverty counties;
  • Grants totaling $20 million to establish 41 new health centers in 25 states; and
  • Grants totaling over $1 million to expand medical capacity at four existing health centers in:Arizona, Indiana and South Carolina.

The grants are in support of former President Bush’s initiative to increase access to primary healthcare services in 1,200 communities by supporting new or expanded health centers, said Duke.

Forty six grants were awarded to help health centers adopt EHRs and other health information technology (IT).

“Health IT has the potential to revolutionize healthcare especially for residents of underserved communities, and its expansion is a priority for HRSA,” said Duke.

The health IT grants were awarded to health centers in California, Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah. There were:

  •  25 grants totaling $27 million to implement EHRs at health centers and networks linking multiple health center grantees;
  • Eight grants totaling $1 million to help health centers plan activities to adopt EHRs or other healthcare IT; and
  • 13 grants totaling $3 million to help health center networks implement physician order entry, personal health records, community health records, health information exchanges and smart cards.

Address: Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-3376, www.hrsa.gov.

Foundation Giving Shows Increase

In Major Foundations Making Grants in Health, Major Philanthropic Foundations on July 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm

The 2009 edition of “Foundation Giving Trends” reported an increase in foundation support for 8 of the 10 major subject areas rose in 2007, the most recent year reported.

The report, by the Foundation Center, analyzed grants of $10,000 or more awarded by over 1,300 private and community foundations.

Among other key findings in the report: 

  • Foundations awarded a record 188 grants of $10 million or more in 2007. Of the 10 largest, eight were made by the Gates Foundation, mainly for health-related activities and international development.
  • International giving — which cuts across all areas and includes grants awarded directly to overseas recipients and to U.S.-based international programs — reached a record 23.4 percent of total grant dollars awarded.
  • Among specific populations, the economically disadvantaged benefited from the largest share of grant dollars, rising to a record $5.3 billion.

Address: Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; (212) 620-4230, www.foundationcenter.org.

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