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Did You Know?
  1. Kirk Douglas, an American actor and filmmaker who died in February 2020 at the age of 103, reportedly donated his $61 million fortune to charities through the Douglas Foundation, which he established with his wife in 1964. His children, including Michael Douglas, did not receive any of his money.
  2. MacKenzie Scott (the ex-wife of the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos), who has a personal net worth of more than $60bn, pledged to give away much of her wealth after her divorce settlement with Bezos in 2019. Since July 2020 she has donated more than $6bn to over 500 charities and aid organizations, including food banks fighting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, across the US and Puerto Rico.
  3. Gordon Ramsay, a British millionaire, a television personality, and a well-renowned chef all over the world, makes sure that his children don’t get spoiled by the fame and money, and is ‘Definitely Not’ leaving his fortune to his kids.
  4. In 2018, Americans gave $427.71 billion, of which $292.09 billion giving came from individuals, $75.86 billion from foundations, $39.71 billion from bequests (leaving by will), and $20.05 billion from corporations.
  5. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given away $30 billion since 2000. The foundation is working to eliminate polio in the three countries where it still exists and is committed to stamping out malaria wherever possible.
  6. A Gallup poll in February found that Mississippi, Utah, Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina are the most religious states. Religion is also the largest recipient of America's charitable dollars, totaling $105 billion in 2013, or slightly less than a third of all giving in the U.S., as of October 2014
  7. Warren Buffett gave $31 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  8. Chuck Feeney gave $9 billion to Atlantic Philanthropies.
  9. Azim Premji gave $2 billion to the Azim Premji Foundation in 2010
  10. Ted Turner gave $1 billion to the United Nations.
  11. John D. Rockefeller gave $540 million to the Rockefeller Foundation and various other Rockefeller Charities, over the course of his life.
  12. T. Boone Pickens gave $500 million to Oklahoma State University
  13. Walter Annenberg gave $500 million to public school reform in the United States
  14. Many charitable organizations use outside solicitors to obtain donations, and most of the solicitations are done via telephone calls. Telemarketing solicitations for donations is not a crime under the Federal law; however, the solicitors cannot call numbers listed on the" Do Not Call" list.
  15. The United States is the most generous country, in 2011 its people donated $298 billion to charities, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
  16. According to a report that InfoCision, a telemarketer for many charity organizations, filed with regulators, it received 57% of $6.1 million raised for March of Dimes, 60% of 7.8 million for the Association of Diabetes Association, 88% of $3.5 million for the American Lung Association and 102% of $5.4 million for the American Cancer Society From 2009 to 2011, InfoCision raised $14.7 million for Citizens United and kept $12.4 million, or 84 percent of the $12.4 million. From 2007 to 2010, InfoCision raised $424.million for more than 30 nonprofits and kept $220.6 million, or 52 percent of the money of it raised.
  17. Before donating money, find out what percentage will actually go to the charity and always take more time to make a decision. A legitimate company generally don’t pressure people into making snap decisions. Avoid to give money or make any promise over the phone; and request the caller to send the material for review.
  18. In 2010 Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with his childhood friend Bill Gates, pledged to leave the majority of his fortune to charity after his death. At the time he was the 37th richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine, with an estimated $13.5bn; he died from complications of the non-Hodgkin lymphoma disease in 2018 aged 65.
News, Info, Facts, Guides & Tips
  1. America’s Top Givers: The 25 Most Philanthropic Billionaires
  2. Top Rated Charities
  3. The Giving Pledge | Wikipedia
  4. The World's Biggest Givers
  5. MacKenzie Scott Has Given Away $16B and Pledged to 'Keep at It Until the Safe Is Empty'?
  6. MacKenzie Bezos Pledges to Donate Half Her Fortune to Charity
  7. MacKenzie Scott Continues Her Mission to Give Away Her Fortune with $15 Million Donation to Vision Enterprise
  8. Paul Allen to Donate Majority of His Wealth to Charity
  9. Warren Buffett Has Promised to Give Away 99% of His Wealth When He Dies.
  10. Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Most of $6 Billion Fortune to Charity
  11. Facebook's Zuckerberg to Give Away Half His Fortune
  12. Barron Hilton to Leave Most of Fortune to Charity
  13. The Robber Barons Gave Most of Their Fortunes to Charity - Fact or Myth?
  14. From Azim Premji to Carlos Slim
  15. Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Is Trying to Go Broke
  16. Chuck Feeney Reaches Lifetime Goal: Giving Away a Fortune
  17. 'James Bond of Philanthropy' Gives Away the Last of His Fortune
  18. Eva Longoria and Admiral Bill McRaven to Receive $100 Million Bezos Award
  19. Eva Longoria, William McRaven Win Jeff Bezos’s Courage and Civility Award
  20. Jeff Bezos Says He’ll Give Away $200 Million in New Philanthropic Initiative for Leaders With ‘Civility’
  21. Bezos Donates $100 Million Each to CNN Contributor Van Jones and Chef Jose Andres
  22. Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to the Obama Foundation
  23. Jeff Bezos Announces He’s Donated Nearly $120 Million to Help People Without Housing
  24. Jeff Bezos Gifts $266 Million to the Obama Foundation and NYU Medical Center
  25. Jeff Bezos Is Stingy When It Comes to Charity
  26. Jeff Bezos Says He Will Give Most of His money to Charity
  27. Bezos Family Foundation
  28. The Bloomberg Philanthropy Files
  29. Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Wasn’t.
  30. Leonardo DiCaprio's Charity AuctionRaises $38M to Fund Global Conservation.
  31. Chow Yun-fat to Give Away HK$5.6bn (£570m) Fortune
  32. Billionaires and Celebrities Who Refuse to Leave Their Money to the Kids
  33. Best and Worst Charities for Your Donations
  34. Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
  35. Wealthy People Give to Charity for Different Reasons than the Rest of Us
  36. Charitable Giving Statistics & Demographics
  37. Charitable Giving Statistics
  38. Charitable Giving by Country: Who Is the Most Generous?
  39. The Most Generous Countries in the World
  40. The U.S. Is the No. 1 Most Generous Country in the World for the Last Decade
  41. Ireland Named Most Generous Country in the World per Capita on GoFundMe (2021)
  42. GoFundMe Ranks Bradenton as One of the Most Generous Cities
  43. Most Philanthropic Billionaires
  44. Most Charitable States in the US
  45. Most Charitable Countries
  46. Most Generous People in the World
  47. Most Generous U.S. Cities
  48. Most and Least Charitable U.S. States
  49. The Most Prolific Philanthropists Throughout History
  50. The Most Generous Philanthropists in History
  51. The Most Generous City in Britain
  52. The Most Generous Philanthropists in the World
  53. The World's Highest Givers - Billion Dollar Philanthropists
  54. The World’s Most Generous Charity Donors
  55. The World’s Most Generous Donators
  56. The World's Most Generous Philanthropists
  57. The World’s Most Generous People and How to Contact Them
  58. The World’s Most Generous Countries
  59. The World's Most Generous People
  60. Countries With the Most Generous Welfare Programs
  61. History of US Philanthropy History of US Philanthropy
  62. History of United States Philanthropy
  63. A History of Modern Philanthropy
  64. Americans Gave a Record $471 Billion to Charity in 2020
  65. These Incredibly Generous Billionaires Would Rather Give Their Money Away To Charity Than Let Their Kids Waste It
  66. Americans Are the Most Generous People in the World
  67. The Consulting Firm Billionaires Turn to When They Give Away Money
  68. Utah Billionaire Leaves Mormon Church, Donates $600,000 to LGBTQ Group
  69. Global Institutional Philanthropy
  70. The Seeds of Change in Philanthropy
  71. Future of Philanthropy Insights from Multiple Expert
  72. A Philanthropist's Guide to the Future.
  73. Philanthropists | Foundation Guide
  74. Philanthropist Lorry Lokey, 95, Gave Millions for Education
  75. The Philanthropy 50 (2024)
  76. The Philanthropy 50 (2017)
  77. The Philanthropy 50: Who Gives the Most to Charity
  78. The Philanthropy Framework - Rockefeller Philanthropy
  79. Philanthropy Versus Charity
  80. Philanthropy in the United States
  81. Philanthropy and Resources
  82. Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie
  83. The Future of Philanthropy
  84. A Failure of Philanthropy
  85. The Celebrities Who Give Away Their Millions
  86. The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  87. The Global Philanthropy Report
  88. The Global Landscape of Philanthropy
  89. The Global Philanthropy Report
  90. Charity Donations, Online Fraud, and Hoaxes: What to Look Out for
  91. Biggest Projects of Generous Philanthropists Bill and Melinda
  92. Bill Gates Tops the List of Most Generous Philanthropists in the US
  93. Bill and Melinda Gates Top 'Social Philanthropists' Ranking
  94. Bill Gates and 15 More Rich People Who Won’t Leave Money to Their Kids
  95. Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen to Give Half of His Fortune to Charity
  96. Michael Jordan's Philanthropic Activities.
  97. The Clinton Foundation's History of Controversy
  98. Chuck Feeney's Story – Intro – The Atlantic Philanthropies
  99. Zero Is the Hero: A Look at Atlantic's Giving, Operations, and Impact by the Numbers
  100. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Annual Report (2021)
  101. Wellcome Trust Annual Report (2021)
  102. Mastercard Foundation Annual Report (2020)
  103. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Annual Reports (2020 & 2019)
  104. Novo Holdings Annual Report
  105. Jacobs Foundation Annual Report
  106. J. Paul Getty Trust Report
  107. U.S. Billionaires Pledge Fortunes to Charity
  108. The Billionaire Who Gave Away All His Money
  109. The Billionaire Who Gave It All Away
  110. The Billionaire Who Wanted to Die Broke
  111. Billionaire Gives Away $8 Billion Fortune to Charity Before He Dies
  112. Billionaires Pledge Fortunes to Charity in 2015
  113. Billionaires Pledge Fortune to Charity in 2010
  114. Billionaire Chuck Feeney Achieves Goal of Giving Away His Fortune (2020)
  115. Billionaire Chuck Feeney Gives Away Entire $8 Billion Fortune ...
  116. The Atlantic Philanthropies Signs Off
  117. The Giving Pledge Turns 10: These Billionaires Pledged to Give Away Half Their Wealth, But They Soon Ran into a Problem
  118. Azim Premji Quietly Gives Away More to Charity
  119. Azim Premji Raises Philanthropy Bar with $21 Billion Total Pledge
  120. The Richest Person in Each State (US)
  121. You Can Give All Your Money Away, But It Won't Solve Poverty
  122. Charitable & Philanthropic Celebrities.
  123. Billions and Billions Served, Hundreds of Millions Donated.
  124. The Mistakes We Make When Giving to Charity.
  125. Payday for Telemarketers.
  126. Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Avoid Charity Fraud.
  127. FTC, 10 States Take Action Against Operator of Sham Cancer Charity for Deceiving Donors
  128. FTC, 38 States, and D.C. Act to Shut Down Massive Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation
  129. FTC, All 50 States and D.C. Charge Four Cancer Charities With Bilking Over $187 Million from Consumers
  130. FTC and States Challenge “Charity” Telefunders Responsible for 1.3 Billion Robocalls
  131. Cancer Charities Settle Charges by the FTC and State Agencies
  132. Cancer Charity Sued for Spending 1% of $18 Million Raised to Help Patients
  133. Trump Pays $2 Million to 8 Charities for Misuse of Foundation
  134. Trump and the Truth: His Charitable Giving
  135. CharityWatch Hall of Shame: The Personalities Behind Charity Scandals
  136. An Investigation of Fraud in Nonprofit Organizations: Occurrences and Deterrents.
  137. IRS: Exempt Organizations Select Check.
  138. U.S. Charity Offices.
  139. List of Famous Philanthropists.
  140. List of Top 50 Philanthropists in 2019
  141. List of Top 8 World's biggest Philanthropists in 2021
  142. List of Philanthropists and Wealthiest Charitable Foundations.
  143. Americans Gave $427.71 Billion to Charity in 2019
  144. Premji Tops 2019 Forbes List of Biggest Philanthropic Givers
  145. Best Charities to Donate to
  146. Protecting Yourself From Online Scams.
  147. Joining with Gates, Buffett Targets World's Ills.
  148. Wealthy Americans Are Giving Less of Their Incomes to Charity While Poor Are Donating more
  149. Cash for the Poor?
  150. Poor People Really Are More Charitable than the Rich ....
  151. Evaluating the Best Ways to Give to the Poor.
  152. Donating to Charity | USAGov
  153. 3 Ways to Evaluate Charities Before You Donate Money
  154. 5 Billionaires Giving Their Fortunes Away
  155. 5 Billionaires Who Aren’t Leaving Their Fortunes to Their Children
  156. 5 of the Most Generous Philanthropists & Their Contributions
  157. 5 Generous Artists Inspiring Us to Give Back This Christmas: From Taylor Swift to Ed ...
  158. 6 Best Ways to Give to Charity (And Cut Your Tax Bill)
  159. 6 Mistakes People Make When Giving to Charity
  160. 6 in 10 Donors May Give More to Charity Despite Economic Fears, Study Finds
  161. 7 Insanely Rich People Just Give Money Away
  162. 8 of the Most Generous Celebrities in the World
  163. 8 Most Generous People in the World Who Gave Away in Charity More Than Their Net Worth
  164. 8 of World Football's Most Generous Players Following Hector Bellerin's Grenfell Donation.
  165. 9 Ways Generous People See the World Differently
  166. 9 Billionaires Who Plan to Give Away Most of Their Money
  167. 10 Best Fundraising Challenges
  168. 10 Pop Stars Who Donated Unbelievable Amounts of Money
  169. 10 Refreshing Stories Of Rich People Who Gave Their Fortunes Away
  170. 10 Top Most Charitable People - World's Generous People
  171. 10 Top Philanthropists in the World
  172. 10 Top U.S. Billionaires That Donated to Charity.
  173. 10 Biggest Philanthropists of All Time.
  174. 10 Largest Public and Philanthropic Funders of Health Research.
  175. 10 Most Generous Billionaires in the World.
  176. 10 Most Generous Footballers in the World.
  177. 10 Nonprofit Fundraising Mistakes to Avoid.
  178. 10 of the World’s Most Generous Billionaires.
  179. 11 Billionaires Who Pledge to Give Away Half Their Wealth.
  180. 11 Trends in Philanthropy.
  181. 12 Ultra-Wealthy People Who Aren't Leaving Their Fortunes to their Children
  182. 12 Celebrities Who Won’t Leave Their Fortune to Their Children and Will Donate It to Charity
  183. 12 Common Criticisms of Philanthropy.
  184. 12 Most Famous Philanthropists.
  185. 14 Billionaires Pledged Half Their Fortunes to Charity.
  186. 15 Times Ellen DeGeneres’ Charity Donations Were Amazing.
  187. 15 Top Non-profit Board Governance Mistakes.
  188. 16 Celebrities Who Have or Plan to Leave Their Fortunes to Charity.
  189. 18 Most Generous Philanthropists in Finance
  190. 20 Most Generous People in the World
  191. 20 Most Generous People in the World
  192. 20 Most Generous Philanthropists in the World
  193. 20 People Who Have Given the Most to Charity
  194. 20 Biggest Philanthropists of All Time
  195. 20 Top Philanthropists Under 40
  196. 20 Top Most Charitable Billionaires in the World
  197. 20 of the Most Generous Millionaires and Billionaires in the World
  198. 25 Top Most Charitable Athletes
  199. 25 Most American Philanthropic Billionaires
  200. 25 Ways You Can Give to Charity
  201. 25 Super Rich People Who Use Their Money to Help the World
  202. 30 Most Generous Celebrities.
  203. 30 Best Charities to Donate to in the US
  204. 40 Billionaires Pledge to Give Away Half of Wealth.
  205. 50 Top Givers of America.
  206. 50 Philanthropists Who Have Given Away The Most Money.
  207. 50 Years of U.S. Philanthropy.
  208. 90+ Companies That Donate to Nonprofits.
  209. 100 Billionaires Who Give Money Away.
  210. 100 Largest U.S. Charities List | Forbes.
  211. 200 Most Influential Philanthropists & Social Entrepreneurs.
How, Who, What, When, Where & Why
  1. How to Stop Charity Fraud.
  2. How to Measure Charity Fraud.
  3. How to Deal With Charity Fraud.
  4. How to Evaluate a Charitable Organization.
  5. How to Avoid Mistakes While Donating to Charities
  6. How to Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?.
  7. How Much Do Billionaires Donate to Charity?
  8. How Much Do the Ultra-Rich Give to Charity?
  9. How Much Money Has Mackenzie Scott Given Away to Non-Profit Organizations?
  10. How Much Do Billionaires Donate to Charity?
  11. How Political Ideology Influences Charitable Giving
  12. How Philanthropy Benefits the Super-Rich
  13. How Elon Musk Can Save Big on Taxes by Giving Away a Ton of His Tesla Stock
  14. What Is a Philanthropist?
  15. What Is the Largest Charitable Donation Warren Buffett Ever Made?
  16. What to Do, and What Not to Do When Starting a Charity?
  17. What Should You Say to Get People to Donate?
  18. What Percentage of Donations Go to Charity
  19. What Happened to Giving Money to Charity?
  20. What If Philanthropy Isn't the Best Way for Rich People to Help Others.
  21. Where the World's Most Charitable Billionaires Are Donating Their Big Bucks
  22. Where Americans Give the Most to Charity
  23. Who Is the Most Generous Country?
  24. Who Are the Most Generous? Not Who You’d Expect.
  25. Who Really Benefits When Billionaires Give Away their Wealth?
  26. Who Gives Most Money to Charity
  27. Why the Rich Don't Give to Charity
  28. Why Don't The Rich Give More?
  29. Why Do People Make Donations to Charity?
  30. Why People Who Have Less Give More
  31. Why the Trump Foundation Payout Is a Big Deal
  32. Why People Give ...
  33. Why Donating to The Poor Makes Them More Poor
  34. Why Should We Donate Money to Charity?
  35. Why Kirk Douglas Didn't Give Any of His Money to His Son, Michael
  36. Why People Give to Charity, and What to Do About It
 Most Generous American Philanthropists

(Source:
The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Donor     Business   Year     Amount (USD) 
  1. Warren E. Buffett - Investments - 1996-2006: $43.7 billion.
  2. Willams (Bill) III & Melinda Gates - Technology - 1996-2005: $6.53 billion.
  3. Leona M. Helmsley - Family Wealth, Hotels - 2008: $5.2 billion.
  4. James LeVoy Sorenson - Invention, Investments - 2008: $4.5 billion.
  5. Susan T. Buffett - Investments - 2004: $2.55 billion.
  6. Joan B. Kroc - Family Wealth - 1997-2003: $2.026 billion.
  7. Eli & Edythe L. Broad - Finance - 1998-2008: $1.98 billion.
  8. Robert Edward (Ted) Turner - Media - 1997-2005: $1.924 billion.
  9. Walter H. Annenberg- Media & Entertainment - 1998-2002: $1.425 billion.
  10. George Soros- Finance - 1996-2007: $1.4 billion.
  11. Herbert M. & Marion O. Sandler - Finance - 2006: $1.3 billion.
  12. William Barron Hilton - Family Wealth, Hotels - 2007: $1.2 billion.
  13. Peter G. Peterson & Joan Ganz Cooney - Finance - 2008: $1 billion.
  14. Michael R. Bloomberg - Media & Entertainment- 1998-2008: $897 million.
  15. Jon M. Sr. & Karen H. Huntsman - Chemicals - 2007: $750 million.
  16. Bernard A. & Barbro Osher - Finance - 1998-2006: $739 million.
  17. Michael S. and Susan Dell - Finance - 2003: $673.7 million.
  18. T. Denny Sanford - Finance - 2005-2007: $643 million.
  19. Leon Levy & Shelby White - Finance - 1996-2006:  $633.7 million.
  20. David Rockefeller - Family Wealth - 2005-2008: $615 million.
  21. Pierre and Pam Omidyar - Technology - 2002-2007: $600 million.
  22. John M. Templeton - Finance - 2004 : $550 million.
  23. Ruth Lilly - Family Wealth - 2002-2003: $534.3 million.
  24. Lorry I. Lokey - Media, Entertainment - 2000-2006: $501.5 million.
  25. Jim Joseph - Real Estate - 2006: $500 million.
  26. Peter B. Lewis - Finance - 1996-2006: $488 million.
  27. Paul G. Allen - Technology - 1997-2006: $463.3 million.
  28. T. Boone Pickens - Investments & Oil - 2003-2006: $456 million.
  29. Caroline Wiess Law - Family Wealth - 2004: $450 million.
  30. John A. (Jack) Jackson - Oil - 2001-2003: $442 million.
  31. Cordelia Scaife May- Family Wealth - 2005: $404 million
  32. John W. Kluge - Media & Entertainment - 2007: $400 million
  33. Lawrence J. Ellison - Technology - 2000-2006: $380.6 million
  34. David & Cheryl Duffield - Technology - 1997-2005: $366.4 million
  35. Harold Alfond - Manufacturing, Retail - 2008: $360 million
  36. Sidney Kimmel - Finance - 1996-2005: $340.8 million
  37. Thomas S. Monaghan -Food & Beverage - 1999-2004: $336 million
  38. Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler -  Real Estate - 2008: $334.2 million
  39. Sanford I. & Joan H. Weill - Finance - 2007: $328.5 million
  40. Irwin & Joan Jacobs - Technology - 1998-2006: $322 million
  41. David G. & Suzanne Deal Booth - Finance - 2008: $300 million
  42. Robert & Jane Meyerhoff - Real Estate - 2003: $300 million
  43. Sanford I. & Joan Weill - Finance - 1998-2006: $282 million
  44. Frank C. Doble - Energy - 2008: $272 million
  45. Frank Sr. & Jane Batten - Media - 1996-2003: $271.2 million
  46. Bernard Marcus - Retail - 1997-2004: $267 million
  47. Hector Guy & Doris Di Stefano- Family Wealth - 2006: $264 million
  48. Robert L. & Catherine H. McDevitt - Investments - 2008: $250 million
  49. Jeffrey S. Skoll - Technology - 1999-2003: $231.4 million
  50. David H. Koch - Oil - 2007-2008: $228 million
  51. Dorothy Clarke Patterson - Family Wealth - 2008: $225 million
  52. Mary Joan Palevsky - Investments - 2006: $212.8 million
  53. David Geffen - Media & Entertainment - 2002: $206.2 million
  54. George D. Cornell - Investments - 2001-2004: $206 million
  55. Alfred E. Mann - Health Care - 1998-2004: $200.3 million
  56. Philip H. & Penelope Knight - Manufacturing - 2007-2008: $200 million
  57. Robert Day - Finance - 2007: $200 million
  58. Robert W. Wilson - Investments - 2002-2006: $200 million
  59. Dr. Herchel Smith - Health Care - 2002: $184.7 million
  60. Leo A. & Kay K. Drey - Agriculture - 2004: $180 million
  61. Ira A. & Mary Lou Fulton - Real Estate - 2003-2005: $177 million
  62. John P. & Tashia F. Morgridge - Technology - 2007: $175 million
  63. Richard W. Weiland - Technology - 2008: $174.3 million
  64. Thomas M. & Stacey Siebel - Technology - 2007: $156.6 million
  65. Helen L. Kimmel - Real Estate - 2008: $156.5 million
  66. Jeffrey S. Skoll - Technology - 2008: $144.1 million
  67. Sidney E. Frank - Food and Beverage - 2004 : $142 million
  68. Arthur Zankel - Finance & Investments 2006: $141 million
  69. Alfred and Norma Lerner - Finance  - 1996-2002: $141 million
  70. H.F. (Gerry) & Marguerite B. Lenfest - Media - 2008: $139.9 million
  71. Barbara Dodd Anderson - Family Wealth - 2007: $128.5 million
  72. Jane Bancroft Cook - Family Wealth - 2003: $127 million
  73. David A. Harrison III - Investments, Law - 2002: $122.5 million
  74. William H. Jr. & Alice T. Goodwin - Hotels - 2002-2005: $121 million
  75. Peter M. & Virginia L. Nicholas - Health Care - 1996-2003: $117 million
  76. Dan L. Duncan family - Energy - 2006: $115 million
  77. Burton D. Morgan - Manufacturing - 2004: $112 million
  78. Dora Donner Ide - Family Wealth - 2000: $111 million
  79. Josephine F. Ford - Family Wealth - 1997-2005: $110.9 million
  80. Kenneth E. Behring - Real Estate - 1997-2000: $109.5 million
  81. Jan T. & Marica F. Vilcek - Health Products - 2005: $109 million
  82. Ann Lurie- Investments, Real Estate - 2007: $107.7 million
  83. Warren Alpert - Marketing, Oil - 2007: $106.6 million
  84. Stephen A. Schwarzman - Investments - 2008: $105 million
  85. John W. Kluge - Media & Entertainment - 2000-2001: $105 million
  86. James L. & Sally Barksdale - Technology - 1996-2000: $105 million
  87. Gerhard R. Andlinger - Finance - 2008: $100 million
  88. Kenneth G. & Elaine A. Langone - Retail - 2008: $100 million
  89. Frank Batten Sr. - Media & Entertainment - 2007: $100 million
  90. Rupert H. Johnson Jr. - Finance - 2007: $100 million
  91. Robert C. & Jeannette Powell - Real Estate - 2007: $100 million
  92. Stephen M. Ross - Real Estate - 2004: $100 million
  93. Leonard M. Miller - Real Estate - 2004: $100 million
  94. Guy E. & Virginia (Betty) Beatty - Real Estate - 2002-2003: $100 million


Wealthiest Charitable Foundations


Rank

Organization

Country

Headquarters

Endowment

Founded

1 Novo Nordisk Foundation  Denmark Copenhagen $93.7 billion 1989
2 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  United States Seattle $53.3 billion 1994
3 Wellcome Trust  United Kingdom London $40.2 billion 1936
4 Stichting INGKA Foundation  Netherlands Leiden $38.8 billion 1982
5 Mastercard Foundation  Canada Toronto $31.5 billion 2006
6 Howard Hughes Medical Institute  United States Chevy Chase, Maryland $27.1 billion 1953
7 Azim Premji Foundation  India Bangalore $21 billion 2001
8 Open Society Foundations  United States New York City $19.6 billion 1993
9 Lilly Endowment  United States Indianapolis $15.1 billion 1937
10 Ford Foundation  United States New York City $13.7 billion 1936
11 Silicon Valley Community Foundation  United States San Jose, California $13.6 billion 2007
12 Garfield Weston Foundation  United Kingdom London $13.2 billion 1958
13 Church Commissioners for England  United Kingdom London $12.4 billion 1948
14 Kamehameha Schools  United States Honolulu $11.5 billion 1887
15 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  United States Princeton, New Jersey $11.4 billion 1972
16 J. Paul Getty Trust  United States Los Angeles $10.4 billion 1982
17 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation  United Arab Emirates Dubai $10.1 billion 2007
18 Fondazione Cariplo  Italy Milano $9.6 billion 1991
19 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  United States Menlo Park, California $8.7 billion 1967
20 Li Ka Shing Foundation  Hong Kong Hong Kong $8.3 billion 1980
21 The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust  United States New York City $8.3 billion 1999
22 W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust  United States Battle Creek, Michigan $8.2 billion 1930
23 Jacobs Foundation  Switzerland Zurich $7.6 billion 2001
24 Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung  Germany Bad Homburg $7 billion 1983
25 Children's Investment Fund Foundation  United Kingdom London $5.9 billion 2002
26 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  United States Palo Alto, California $6.4 billion 2000
27 David and Lucile Packard Foundation  United States Los Altos, California $6.3 billion 1964
28 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  United States New York City $6.2 billion 1969
29 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  United States Chicago $6 billion 1975
30 Robert Bosch Foundation  Germany Stuttgart $6 billion 1964
31 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation  United States Westlake Village, California $5.9 billion 1944
32 Nemours Foundation  United States Jacksonville $4.6 billion 1936
33 Bloomberg Philanthropies  United States New York City $4.2 billion 2004
34 Mother Cabrini Health Foundation  United States New York City $4 billion 2018
35 VolkswagenStiftung   Germany Hannover $4 billion 1961
36 Tulsa Community Foundation  United States Tulsa $3.8 billion 1998
37 Rockefeller Foundation  United States New York City $3.7 billion 1913
38 The Kresge Foundation  United States Troy, Michigan $3.6 billion 1924
39 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation  Sweden Stockholm $3.6 billion 1917
40 California Health Care Foundation  United States Los Angeles $3.6 billion 1996
41 The Duke Endowment  United States Charlotte $3.4 billion 1924
42 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  Portugal Lisbon $3.3 billion 1956
43 Realdania  Denmark Copenhagen $3.2 billion 2000
44 Greater Kansas City Community Foundation  United States Kansas City $2.7 billion 1978
45 Simons Foundation  United States New York City $2.6 billion 1994

Americans Who Gave the Most Since 2008

(Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Rank

Donor

Total Amount Committed

1 Leona M. Helmsley
  • Business: Family Wealth, Hotels
  • $5,200,000,000
    2 James LeVoy Sorenson
  • Business: Invention, Investments
  • $4,500,000,000
    3 Peter G. Petersonand Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Business: Finance
  • $1,015,500,000
    4 Harold Alfond
  • Business: Manufacturing, Retail
  • $360,000,000
    5 Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler
  • Business: Construction, Real Estate
  • $334,200,000
    6 David G. and Suzanne Deal Booth
  • Business: Finance
  • $300,000,000
    7 Frank C. Doble
  • Business: Energy
  • $272,000,000
    8 Robert L. and Catherine H. McDevitt
  • Business: Investments
  • $250,000,000
    9 Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Business: Media and Entertainment
  • $235,000,000
    10 Dorothy Clarke Patterson
  • Business: Family Wealth
  • $225,000,000
    11 Richard W. Weiland
  • Business: Technology
  • $174,300,000
    12 Helen L. Kimmel
  • Business: Real Estate
  • $156,500,000
    13 Jeffrey S. Skoll
  • Business: Technology
  • $144,100,000
    14 H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite B. Lenfest
  • Business: Media and Entertainment
  • $139,900,000
    15 David Rockefeller
  • Business: Family Wealth, Finance
  • $137,800,000
    16 Stephen A. Schwarzman
  • Business: Investments
  • $105,000,000
    17 Gerhard R. Andlinger
  • Business: Finance
  • $100,000,000
    17 Eli and Edythe L. Broad
  • Business: Finance, Real Estate
  • $100,000,000
    17 Philip H. and Penelope Knight
  • Business: Manufacturing
  • $100,000,000
    17 David H. Koch
  • Business: Oil
  • $100,000,000
    17 Kenneth G. and Elaine A. Langone
  • Business: Retail
  • $100,000,000
    22 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ
  • Business: Technology
  • $94,800,000
     
    23 Frank Sr. and Jane Batten
  • Business: Media and Entertainment
  • $93,000,000
    24 Jesse H. and Beulah C. Cox
  • Business: Manufacturing
  • $83,500,000
     
    25 Henry R. and Marie-Josée Kravis
  • Business: Finance
  • $75,000,000
    26 Ronald O. Perelman
  • Business: Finance, Investments
  • $63,500,000
    27 Guy E. Beatty Jr.
  • Business: Real Estate
  • $60,000,000
    28 Malone III and Amy Mitchell
  • Business: Oil
  • $57,200,000
    29 Felix E. Martin Jr.
  • Business: Family Wealth, Investments
  • $56,600,000
     
    30 Paul G. Allen
  • Business: Technology
  • $55,850,316
    31 Stewart A. and Lynda R. Resnick
  • Business: Agriculture, Food and beverage
  • $55,304,000
    32 Donald J. and Ruth Weber Goodman
  • Business: Family Wealth, Investments
  • $52,700,000
     
    33 Jerome and Anne Fisher
  • Business: Retail
  • $50,000,000
    33 Michael Moritz and Harriet Hayman
  • Business: Finance
  • $50,000,000
    33 Perot family
  • Business: Technology
  • $50,000,000
    36 Emily Rauh Pulitzer
  • Business: Family Wealth, Media and Entertainment
  • $47,500,000
    37 Lorry I. Lokey
  • Business: Media and Entertainment
  • $46,700,000
    38 Theodore and Vada Stanley
  • Business: Marketing
  • $45,000,000
    39 Adrienne Arsht
  • Business: Finance
  • $43,300,000
    40 Sheldon G. and Miriam Adelson
  • Business: Hotels
  • $41,850,000
    41 Jon L. Stryker
  • Business: Family Wealth
  • $41,848,927
    42 Lawrence J. Ellison
  • Business: Technology
  • $40,293,012
    43 John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
  • Business: Finance
  • $40,025,000
    43 Andrew S. Grove
  • Business: Technology
  • $40,000,000
    45 William B. Quarton
  • Business: Media and Entertainment
  • $35,360,000
     
    46 Michael S. (Mickey) and Janie Maurer
  • Business: Media and Entertainment
  • $35,200,000
    47 Dennis J. and Constance Templeton Keller
  • Business: Education
  • $35,000,000
    47 Andrew H. and Ann Rubenstein Tisch
  • Business: Finance, Oil, Real Estate
  • $35,000,000
    49 Peter T. Paul
  • Business: Finance
  • $34,208,000
    50 David F. Bolger
  • Business: Real Estate
  • $30,450,000

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