• April 16, 2014

No. 2: Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg Philanthropy 50 February 2011 Photo

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Michael Bloomberg

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Michael Bloomberg

Amount donated in 2010: $279.2-million

Beneficiaries: Arts, human services, public affairs, and other groups

Donor’s background: Mr. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, founded Bloomberg LP, a financial-data and news-service company, in New York.

Mr. Bloomberg, 68, gave a total of $279.2-million to 970 nonprofit groups that support the arts, human services, public affairs, and other causes.

Among the wide array of organizations he has supported: Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in New York; the Center for Public Integrity, in Washington; El Museo del Barrio, in New York; Food Bank for New York City; Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, in New York; the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore; Loaves and Fishes, in Charlotte, N.C.; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York; the Migration Policy Institute, in Washington; Metropolitan Opera Association, in New York; Natural Resources Defense Council, in New York; Points of Light Foundation, in Atlanta; Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, N.Y.; Spina Bifida Association of America, in Washington; West Harlem Group Assistance, in New York; the Wounded Warrior Project’s Jacksonville, Fla., chapter; and numerous other groups in New York and elsewhere.

—Maria Di Mento

 

Previous Appearances on the list

Year

Rank

Total donated or pledged

2009

4

$254.0-million

2008

9

$235.0-million

2007

7

$205.0-million

2006

10

$165.0-million

2005

8

$144.0-million

2004

10

$138.0-million

 

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