Key Facts on Family Foundations - Foundation Center

Publication date: 
February, 2012

The Foundation Center has identified 38,671 grantmaking independent foundations with measurable donor or donor-family involvement. These “family foundations” represent more than half of all independent foundations and account for similar shares of independent foundations’ giving and assets, while they make up a much larger share of new gifts and bequests from donors.  Summary statistics are presented for total giving, total assets and grants received, in addition to giving patterns.



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