World's top 20 private charity donors

Bill & Melinda Gates

World's top 20 Private Charity Donors 2016

Organisation (country) - Founded - £2015 - % change*

1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (USA) - 2000 - £3.6bn - 61%

2. Wellcome Trust (UK) - 1936 - £606m - 9%

3. Novamedia / Postcode Lotteries (Netherlands) - 1989 - £446m - 6%

4. National Philanthropic Trust (USA) - 1996 - £423m - 38%

5. Lilly Endowment (USA) - 1937 - £364m - 59%

6. Ford Foundation (USA) - 1936 - £351m - 4%

7. Hong Kong Jockey Club (China) - 1884 - £329m - 1%

8. La Caixa Foundation (Spain) - 1990 - £323m - 2%

9. Sillicon Valley Community Foundation (USA) - 2007 - £314m - 1%

10. The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) - 1982 - £262m4 - 2%

11. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA) - 1967 - £262m - 11%

12. The Walton Family Foundation (USA) - 1987 - £245m - -/-1%

13. Church Commissioners (UK) - 1948 - £219m - 1%

14. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (USA) - 1972 - £208m - -/-12%

15. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (USA) - 1970 - £205m - 37%

16. Helmsley Trust (USA) - 2008 - £198m - 25%

17. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (USA) - 1969 - £183m - 17%

18. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (USA) - 2000 - £181m - 26%

19. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (USA) - 1978 - £181m - 5%

20. David and Lucile Packard Foundation (USA) - 1964 - £176m - 5%

* increase or decrease in grants funded compared to 2014, in original currency

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