City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers?

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The World Charity Index 2014

Prof. dr. Theo Schuyt
VU University Amsterdam &University of Maastricht Chair of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP)
Introducing City A.M's unique ranking of charitable giving from the private sector.
Welcome to this fourth edition of the City A.M. World Charity Index. Its ranking is becoming more and more prestigious, with the increased profile of the index making it worthy of a dedicated special supplement. This upgraded status makes us, researchers at the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam, very grateful for a number of reasons.


World charity index 2014
World’s top 20 donors 2014
(Please click on the below organisations to find out more about each one)
Rank
Organisation
This year
1
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
£2.16bn
1.
USA
£2.169bn
Founded
1990
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In a game of word association, most people on hearing the name Bill Gates would immediately say Microsoft. Yet with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation having already given away a staggering £20bn since its 2000 foundation, it’s a safe bet that in a couple of decades' time, the charity will be more famous than the tech giant he co-founded.

It’s already the biggest private foundation in the world, and arguably the most powerful. Since billionaire investor Warren Buffett pledged in 2006 to give the foundation most of his fortune, its firepower has almost doubled.

Gates, who has pledged to give away 95 per cent of his wealth, has taken on the charitable sector with the same kind of zeal with which he devised the Microsoft mission to get a PC in every home and business.

Read more on our Gates Foundation page




It is about data and science, as well as about delivering
Melinda Gates
2
Wellcome Trust
£581.5m
3
Novamedia / Postcode Lotteries
£470.3m
4
La Caixa Foundation
£309m
5
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
£231.8m
6
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
£230.9m
7
The Walton Family Foundation
£207.88m
8
Church Commissioners
£207.84m
9
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
£184.8m
10
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
£174m
11
Open Society Foundations
£162.7m
12
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
£151.9
13
Andrew W. Mellon Foundations
£149m
14
J & C MacArthur Foundation
£146m
15
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
£137.4m
16
The Atlantic Philanthropies
£136.7m
17
Volkswagen Foundation
£136.2m
18
Wells Fargo Foundation
£119.6m
19
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
£114.5m
20
W.K Kellogg Foundation
£110m

I pray that as the Commissioners continue to support the ministry and mission of the Church by providing financial support, we will see continued growth and new areas of opportunity.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
World charity index 2014
World’s top 20 by country of origin


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