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Top 20 US Foundations Ranked by Expenditure - as of October 2006

 

Rank Name (Country) Year Total Assets
in € billion
1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (WA) $1,356,327,000 12/31/05
2. Merck Patient Assistance Program, Inc. (NJ) 519,998,639 12/31/04
3. The Ford Foundation (NY) 516,907,177 09/30/05
4. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NJ) 506,639,972 12/31/04
5. Lilly Endowment Inc. (IN) 427,465,199 12/31/05
6. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (NJ) 372,500,000 12/31/05
7. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (CA) 319,916,093 12/31/05
8. Janssen Ortho Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NJ) 289,783,393 12/31/04
9. The Annenberg Foundation (PA) 251,663,628 06/30/05
10. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (CA) 225,986,140 12/31/04
11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation (MI) 219,862,847 08/31/05
12. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (NY) 199,340,000 12/31/05
13. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (IL) 194,500,000 12/31/05
14. The Roche Patient Assistance Foundation (NJ) 174,463,465 12/31/05
15. The Annie E. Casey Foundation (MD) 171,354,926 12/31/04
16. The Starr Foundation (NY) 168,167,773 12/31/04
17. Wal-Mart Foundation (AR) 154,537,406 01/31/05
18. The California Endowment (CA) 153,242,789 02/28/05
19. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (CA) 150,115,645 12/31/05
20. Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc. (CT) 147,996,554 12/31/05


The list includes the 20 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 October 12, 2006. 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.