Trends 2017: Top Funders

Trends 2017: Top Funders

Grants made by the top 10 funders to the Northwest — including five based in King County, Washington — accounted for more than half of total giving to the Northwest in 2014. Consistent with previous editions of Trends in Northwest Giving, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tops this list, accounting for roughly one-third of total giving to our region.

Top 10 Funders to the Northwest, 2014*

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (WA)
  2. The Oregon Community Foundation (OR)
  3. Schwab Charitable Fund (CA)
  4. Seattle Foundation (WA)
  5. Microsoft Corporation (WA)
  6. United Way of King County (WA)
  7. The Boeing Company (IL)
  8. M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (WA)
  9. Washington Research Foundation (WA)
  10. Meyer Memorial Trust (OR)

*Based on grants data reported to Foundation Center by January 2017

U.S. Companies & Foundations Reporting >$1 Million in Northwest Grants in 2014

J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Anderson Foundation
Annenberg Foundation
Apex Foundation
Archstone Foundation
Laura & John Arnold Foundation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Aven Foundation
The Bair Ranch Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Boeing Company
Building Changes
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
The Bullitt Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Campion Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
CenturyLink-Clarke M. Williams Foundation
Ben B. Cheney Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Coit Family Foundation
College Spark Washington
The Collins Foundation
Colson Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
Community Foundation of New Jersey
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Crabby Beach Foundation
Crimson Lion Foundation
Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund
Discuren Charitable Foundation
The John P. Ellbogen Foundation
Empire Health Foundation
Energy Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation
The Fairweather Foundation
Finley Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation
Ford Foundation
Forest Foundation
The Foster Foundation
Foundation to Promote Open Society
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gianforte Family Charitable Trust
Gilhousen Family Foundation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Joshua Green Foundation
The Nick & Leslie Hanauer Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Idaho Community Foundation
Intel Foundation
Islands Fund
B. P. Lester & Regina John Foundation
Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The JPB Foundation
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation
W. M. Keck Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
The Kemmerer Family Foundation
The Kendeda Fund
The Robert S. & Grayce B. Kerr Foundation
Klaue Family Foundation
Knight Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The Gunnar & Ruth Lie Foundation
Liberty Mutual Foundation
The LOR Foundation
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Keith & Mary Kay McCaw Family Foundation
The MCJ Amelior Foundation
The McMurry Foundation
Medina Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Micron Technology Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
Montana Community Foundation
Montana Healthcare Foundation
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
NEO Philanthropy
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
NIKE Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
Northwest Area Foundation
NoVo Foundation
The Oak Foundation
The Offield Family Foundation
Opportunities for Education Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission
The Oregon Community Foundation
Oro y Plata Foundation
PACCAR Foundation
Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
PGE Foundation
The Philadelphia Foundation
Proteus Fund
The Stewart J. Rahr Foundation
Raikes Foundation
James D. & Sherry Raisbeck Foundation Trust
Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust
Rasmuson Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rubens Family Foundation
The Russell Family Foundation
Samis Foundation
Sanders Family Foundation
Scan Design By Inge & Jens Bruun Foundation
Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Schwab Charitable Fund
Sea Change Foundation
Seattle Foundation
Sequoia Foundation
Sherwood Trust
The Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Simons Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
The Stewardship Foundation
Stoller Family Foundation
Stuart Foundation
The Summit Foundation
Surdna Foundation
John Templeton Foundation
Harold E. & Phyllis S. Thomas Foundation
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Lawrence E. Tokarski Charitable Trust
Tulsa Community Foundation
Turner Foundation
Tykeson Family Charitable Trust
United Way of King County
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
The Vibrant Village Foundation
The Wal-Mart Foundation
Walton Family Foundation, Inc.
Washington Dental Service Foundation
Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Washington Research Foundation
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
The Wilburforce Foundation
Windgate Charitable Foundation
Wollenberg Foundation
The Wyncote Foundation
Yakima Valley Community Foundation
ZZYZX Foundation


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