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Top 10 Liberal Foundations

The 2005 Chronicle of Philanthropy annual survey of the largest private foundations (published March 23, 2006) found that 122 foundations provided asset figures that totaled $166.5 billion. The assets of just the top 10 foundations were $94.4 billion. The 10 largest "liberal" foundations that give substantial funding to leftist public policy and advocacy organizations are listed below.

10. Soros Foundations Network/Open Society Institute — New York City, N.Y.
(2004 figures)
Assets: $594,000,000
Grants: $97,000,000

9. Rockefeller Brothers Fund — New York City, N.Y.
(2004 figures)
Assets: $773,436,060
Grants: $23,354,833

8. Heinz Endowments — Pittsburgh, Pa.
(2004 figures)
Assets: $1,399,462,836
Grants: $61,213,125

7. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation — Flint, Mich.
Assets: $2,490,000.000
Grants: $113,000,000

6. California Endowment — Woodland Hills, Calif.
Assets: $3,729,571,524
Grants: $153,242,789

5. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — Chicago, Ill.
Assets: $5,360,000,000
Grants: $193,000,000

4. David and Lucile Packard Foundation — Los Altos, Calif.
Assets: $5,788,500,000
Grants: $176,137,000

3. W.K. Kellogg Foundation — Battle Creek, Mich.
Assets: $7,928,000,000
Grants: $219,000,000

2. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Princeton, N.J.
Assets: $9,105,401,000
Grants: $372,860,000

1. Ford Foundation
— New York City, N.Y.
Assets: $11,615,906,693
Grants: $532,579,756


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