Interesting below on wealthiest foundations in the world.
Bill and Melinda Gates sure rule the philanthropic roost and they put their time and money to great use. They deserve a LOT more credit for this than they get, and it is an outrage that the news reports so infrequently on the massive efforts by many foundations to alleviate poverty and assist with education and development.
The so called "news industry" has become more of an impediment than a facilitator of progress in this challenged world.
Wealthiest Foundations from Wikipedia:
2004 $ US:
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, Washington $26.8B
- Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis, Indiana $10.8B
- Ford Foundation of New York City, New York $10.6B
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey $7.8B
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan $6.3B
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation of Los Altos, California $6.0B
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation of Menlo Park, California $6.0B
- Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation of San Francisco, California $4.9B
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago, Illinois $4.5B
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $4.5B
- Pew Charitable Trusts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $4.1B
- Rockefeller Foundation of New York City, New York $3.2B
- Onassis Foundation $2.1B