Family Foundations

The Family Foundation has long been established as one of the most highly regarded cornerstones of American Philanthropy.
From days of old Family Foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts have shaped American life in invaluable ways.
Modern-day incarnations include the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.
For decades, Family Foundations have played an indispensable role in our American society:
  • Building universities, hospitals, and museums;
  • Constructing and funding facilities for the arts, sciences and humanities;
  • Sponsoring invaluable research into public opinion;
  • Conducting research into the causes of, and treatment of, diseases that have plagued mankind for ages
Fortunately, however, Family Foundations are no longer the exclusive domains of the Rockefellers and the Gates of the world.
Today, a modern generation of philanthropists are creating foundations with initial contributions as small as $100,000.  Not exactly small potatoes, but a far cry from the $33 billion (and counting) endowment of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Follow the link to learn more about Who Creates Family Foundations.