Grantmaking Foundations Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 2/5/2024
SIC Codes: 6732
NAICS Codes: 813211
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Organizations in this industry manage endowments and award grants to a variety of recipients; some endow a single entity, such as a museum or university. Major organizations include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the J Paul Getty Trust, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the W K Kellogg Foundation, all based in the US, as well as the Stichting INGKA Foundation (based in the Netherlands), the Al Maktoum Foundation (the UAE), and the Azim Premji Foundation (India).

More than 260,000 foundations were found globally in 2020, according to The Global Philanthropy Report from Harvard Kennedy School. The US has the most foundations, followed by Germany and Hungary.

There were more than 40,000 foundations in the US in 2022, according to Philanthropy News Digest. Their assets totaled $1.25 trillion.


Demand is driven by a wide range of local, regional, and national problems that impact public policy, civic life, social justice, and various economic, political, and cultural issues. The profitability of individual foundations depends on effective fundraising and strategic investments. Large foundations have advantages in broad donor support and geographic reach, as well as significant investment income. Small foundations can compete effectively by offering flexible philanthropic services that target localized needs. The US industry is fragmented: the 50 largest organizations take in about 40% of overall revenue.


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