This is a list of wealthiest charitable foundations worldwide. It consists of the 49 largest charitable foundations, private foundations engaged in philanthropy, and other charitable organizations such as charitable trusts that have disclosed their assets. In many countries, asset disclosure is not legally required or made public.

Only nonprofit foundations are included in this list. Organizations that are part of a larger company are excluded, such as holding companies.

The entries are ordered by the size of the organization's financial endowment.[1] The endowment value is a rounded estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the exchange rates on December 31, 2020.[2] Due to fluctuations in holdings, currency exchange and asset values, this list only represents the valuation of each foundation on a single day.

Wealthiest foundations by endowment value

Rank


Organisation


Country


Headquarters


Endowment
in USD

Endowment
in home currency
Founded


References


1 Novo Nordisk Foundation  Denmark Copenhagen $120.2 billion kr.805 billion 1989 [3]
2 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  United States Seattle $50.2 billion 1994 [4]
3 Wellcome Trust  United Kingdom London $42.8 billion £34.6 billion 1936 [5]
4 Stichting INGKA Foundation  Netherlands Leiden $37.3 billion 34.3 billion 1982 [6]
5 Mastercard Foundation  Canada Toronto $31.5 billion 2006 [7]
6 Howard Hughes Medical Institute  United States Chevy Chase, Maryland $27.1 billion 1953 [8]
7 RAG-Stiftung [de]  Germany Essen, Germany $24 billion 2007 [9]
8 Azim Premji Foundation  India Bangalore $21 billion 2001 [10][11]
9 Open Society Foundations  United States New York City $19.6 billion 1993 [12]
10 Lilly Endowment  United States Indianapolis $15.1 billion 1937 [13]
11 Ford Foundation  United States New York City $13.7 billion 1936 [14]
12 Silicon Valley Community Foundation  United States San Jose, California $13.6 billion 2007 [15]
13 Garfield Weston Foundation  United Kingdom London $13.2 billion £9.8 billion 1958 [16]
14 Church Commissioners for England  United Kingdom London $12.4 billion £9.2 billion 1948 [17]
15 Stavros Niarchos Foundation  Greece Athens $12 billion 1996 [18]
16 Kamehameha Schools  United States Honolulu $11.5 billion 1887 [19]
17 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  United States Princeton, New Jersey $11.4 billion 1972 [20]
18 J. Paul Getty Trust  United States Los Angeles $10.4 billion 1982 [21]
19 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation  United Arab Emirates Dubai $10.1 billion AED37 billion 2007 [22]
20 Fondazione Cariplo  Italy Milano $9.6 billion 8.4 billion 1991 [23]
21 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  United States Palo Alto, California $9.5 billion 2000 [24]
22 Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies  USA Minneapolis $9.2 billion USD9.2 billion 1991 [25]
23 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  United States Menlo Park, California $8.7 billion 1967 [26]
24 Li Ka Shing Foundation  Hong Kong Hong Kong $8.3 billion HK$64.4 billion 1980 [27]
25 The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust  United States New York City $8.3 billion 1999 [28]
26 W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust  United States Battle Creek, Michigan $8.2 billion 1930 [29]
27 Jacobs Foundation  Switzerland Zürich $7.6 billion CHF7 billion 2001 [30]
28 Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung  Germany Bad Homburg $7 billion 6.2 billion 1983 [31]
29 Children's Investment Fund Foundation  United Kingdom London $5.9 billion £5.2 billion 2002 [32]
30 David and Lucile Packard Foundation  United States Los Altos, California $6.3 billion 1964 [15]
31 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  United States New York City $6.2 billion 1969 [15]
32 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  United States Chicago $6 billion 1970 [15]
33 Robert Bosch Foundation  Germany Stuttgart $6 billion 5.3 billion 1964 [33]
34 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation  United States Westlake Village, California $5.9 billion 1944 [34]
35 Nemours Foundation  United States Jacksonville $4.6 billion 1936 [35]
36 Bloomberg Philanthropies  United States New York City $4.2 billion 2004 [15]
37 Mother Cabrini Health Foundation  United States New York City $4 billion 2018 [36]
38 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  Portugal Lisbon $4.0 billion 3.72 billion 1956 [37]
39 VolkswagenStiftung   Germany Hannover $4 billion 3.5 billion 1961 [38]
40 Tulsa Community Foundation  United States Tulsa $3.8 billion 1998 [15]
41 Rockefeller Foundation  United States New York City $3.7 billion 1913 [15]
42 The Kresge Foundation  United States Troy, Michigan $3.6 billion 1924 [15]
43 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation  Sweden Stockholm $3.6 billion kr.32.7 billion 1917 [39]
44 California Health Care Foundation  United States Oakland, California $3.6 billion 1996 [15]
45 The Duke Endowment  United States Charlotte $3.4 billion 1924 [15]
46 Realdania  Denmark Copenhagen $3.2 billion 2.8 billion 2000 [40]
47 Cleveland Foundation  United States Cleveland $2.8 billion 1914 [41]
48 Greater Kansas City Community Foundation  United States Kansas City $2.7 billion 1978 [42]
49 Simons Foundation  United States New York City $2.6 billion 1994 [43]
50 Bridge House Estates  United Kingdom London $2.2 billion £1.65 billion 1092 [44]

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