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November 19, 2015

Charities That Have Scored Multiple Multimillion-Dollar ‘Big Bets’

Bridgespan identified 28 charities and foundations that from 2000 to 2012 received at least four gifts of $10 million or more from at least two donors.


Alliance for Climate Protection ($46 million total)

Benificus Foundation

Lincy Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Skoll Foundation


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ($89 million)

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation


Boy Scouts of America ($155 million)

Edward and Jeanne Arnold

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

James Justice

Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones

Ruby Foundation

Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation


Boys & Girls Club of America ($44 million)

Anonymous

Arizona Community Foundation

Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation

Peter and Ginny Nicholas


Charter Fund ($89 million)

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Walton Family Foundation


ClimateWorks Foundation ($860 million)

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

McKnight Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation


Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan ($95 million)

Ford Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Kresge Foundation


Conservation International ($407 million)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Walton Family Foundation


Energy Foundation ($78 million)

McKnight Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


Environmental Defense Fund ($118 million)

Robertson Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

Robert W. Wilson


Harlem Children’s Zone ($196 million)

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Druckenmiller Foundation/Stanley Druckenmiller

Open Society Foundations

National Philanthropic Trust

Oak Foundation U.S.A.

Starr Foundation


Institute of International Education ($100 million)

Ford Foundation

Henry Kaufman

Whitaker Foundation


KIPP ($87 million)

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Atlantic Philanthropies

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Doris and Don Fisher

Houston Endowment

Walton Family Foundation


Nature Conservancy ($370 million)

Anonymous

Priscilla Bullitt Collins

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Dennis and Constance Templeton Keller

Newell and Ann Meyer

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Pew Charitable Trusts

Sally Reahard

Tosa Foundation

Trust for Public Land

Wallace Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust

Wyss Foundation


Planned Parenthood Federation of America ($121 million)

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Open Society Foundations


Robin Hood Foundation ($163 million)

Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation

Dalio Foundation

Open Society Foundations

Sidney E. Frank Charitable Foundation


Salvation Army ($1.6 billion)

Lois M. Collier

Hector Guy and Doris Di Stefano

Joan B. Kroc

Lilly Endowment


Save the Children ($64 million)

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Charity Projects Entertainment Fund


Stanford University ($235 million)

Robert E. and Dorothy J. King

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Jay A. Precourt


Teach for America ($206 million)

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Don and Doris Fisher

Lenfest Foundation

Stephen F. and Susan Mandel Jr.

Robertson Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

Meg Whitman


Tides Center ($84 million)

California Endowment

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program


UNICEF ($114 million)

William J. Clinton Foundation

Entertainment Industry Foundation

Rene and Jeanne Gaffe

Rotary International

United Nations Foundation


United Jewish Appeal ($188 million)

Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation

Jewish Communal Fund


United Way ($260 million)

Lenfest Foundation

Lilly Endowment

Global Impact

John S. and Leigh Middleton

Stardust Foundation


Wildlife Conservation Society ($95 million)

Starr Foundation

Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust


World Health Organization ($124 million)

Rotary International

United Nations Foundation


World Wildlife Fund ($84 million)

Edward P. Bass

Hector Guy and Doris Di Stefano

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Vicki and Roger Sant


Youth Villages ($82 million)

Jacobson Family Foundation

Day Foundation

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

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