The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Facts & Figures http://philanthropy.com/section/Facts-Figures/235/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:15 EDT <![CDATA[Giving and Asset Data for America's Top Foundations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145377/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GivingAsset-Data-for/145377/ See how many grants 83 individual foundations gave in 2013, how much they spent on programs, their estimated giving for this year, and more.

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<![CDATA[How The Chronicle's Foundation Study Was Conducted]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145439/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-The-Chronicles-Foundation/145439/ The annual report on grant makers analyzed financial data from 195 of the wealthiest grant makers in America.

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<![CDATA[A Slow Recovery for America's 10 Biggest Funds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145459/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Slow-Recovery-for-Americas/145459/ The nation’s 10 wealthiest foundations are now worth $110-billion, still $20-billion shy of their value in 2007.

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<![CDATA[Foundation Assets Reach Highest Level Since Downturn]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145407/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Assets-Reach/145407/ A Chronicle survey of the wealthiest grant makers finds that assets are still at least 16 percent lower than in 2007, but that hasn't put a crimp on ambitious new programs to deal with issues like climate change, cybersecurity, and income inequality.

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<![CDATA[Bill Gates Takes Antipoverty Crusade to the Comedy Circuit]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bill-Gates-Takes-Antipoverty/145413/ Wearing goofy disguises, the philanthropist appeared with Jimmy Fallon to call attention to his foundation's annual message.

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<![CDATA[Foundation Assets Reach Highest Level Since Downturn]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145533/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Assets-Reach/145533/ Assets are at least 16 percent lower than in 2007, the year before the Great Recession gutted endowments, and grant making is down 6.5 percent.

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<![CDATA[No. 43: Buerger family]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-43-Buerger-family/144437/ The family pledged $50-million to build the Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, which will be named after them.

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<![CDATA[No. 11: Paul Allen]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144419/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-11-Paul-Allen/144419/ Mr. Allen gave $200-million to support arts and culture, education, and social-service programs, primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

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<![CDATA[No. 27: John Boruchin (bequest)]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144433/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-27-John-Boruchin/144433/ Mr. Boruchin, who was 93 when he died in 2012, left about $72-million to the Jewish National Fund.

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<![CDATA[No. 40: Arthur and Rebecca Samberg]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144469/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-40-ArthurRebecca/144469/ The Sambergs pledged $25-million to Columbia Business School for its new Manhattanville campus.

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<![CDATA[No. 4: Michael Bloomberg]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144435/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-4-Michael-Bloomberg/144435/ Mr. Bloomberg gave a total of $452-million to arts, education, environment, and public-health nonprofits.

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<![CDATA[No. 31: Stephen and Nancy Grand]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144449/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-31-StephenNancy/144449/ The Grands pledged $50-million last year to the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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<![CDATA[No. 23: Stephen Schwarzman]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144485/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-23-Stephen-Schwarzman/144485/ Mr. Schwarzman committed $100-million to Tsinghua University, in Beijing, to create a program that will bring 200 graduate students a year to live and study on a new campus.

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<![CDATA[No. 9: Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144431/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-9-Sergey-BrinAnne/144431/ The couple gave $187-million to their Brin Wojcicki Foundation.

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<![CDATA[No. 37: Dale and Sarah Ann Fowler]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144451/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-37-DaleSarah-Ann/144451/ The couple pledged $55-million to Mr. Fowler's alma mater, Chapman University.

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<![CDATA[No. 2: George Mitchell (bequest)]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144453/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-2-George-Mitchell/144453/ Mr. Mitchell left an estimated $750-million to the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, which he and his late wife established in 1978.

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<![CDATA[No. 44: David Murdock]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144493/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-44-David-Murdock/144493/ Mr. Murdock, 90, pledged $50-million to the David H. Murdock Research Institute, for operating costs.

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<![CDATA[No. 45: Richard Herman (bequest)]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144447/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-45-Richard-Herman/144447/ Mr. Herman, who was 100 when he died last year, left the bulk of his estate to two Washington organizations.

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<![CDATA[No. 41: Abraham Mitchell]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144417/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-41-Abraham-Mitchell/144417/ Mr. Mitchell pledged $50-million to the University of South Alabama.

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<![CDATA[No. 1: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144467/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-1-Mark-Zuckerberg-and/144467/ The couple gave 18 million shares of Facebook, valued at about $992.2-million, to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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<![CDATA[No. 49: William Ridgway]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144465/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-49-William-Ridgway/144465/ Dr. Ridgway, who was 92 when he died last year, left $39-million (the bulk of his estate) to endow the University of Evansville.

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<![CDATA[No. 17: Charles Munger]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144501/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-17-Charles-Munger/144501/ Although Mr. Munger left the University of Michigan before graduating, he became one of its most generous donors when he pledged $110-million.

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<![CDATA[No. 26: Lawrence Ellison]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144455/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-26-Lawrence-Ellison/144455/ Mr. Ellison gave a total of $72.2-million to the Lawrence Ellison Foundation.

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<![CDATA[No. 42: Robert and Anne Bass]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144425/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-42-RobertAnne-Bass/144425/ Mr. and Ms. Bass pledged $50-million to establish Bass Connections, a program to encourage interdisciplinary study and collaboration among students and faculty members at Duke.

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<![CDATA[No. 21: David Rubenstein]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144483/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-21-David-Rubenstein/144483/ Mr. Rubenstein made large donations to at least 11 nonprofits in 2013. He pledged the biggest amount, $50-million, to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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<![CDATA[No. 19: Jack MacDonald (bequest)]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144481/ http://philanthropy.com/article/No-19-Jack-MacDonald/144481/ Mr. MacDonald led a thrifty life to set aside as much money as he could for charity. At his death in September, he left nearly his entire estate to three groups in Seattle.

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