Many non-profit organizations continue to grow and develop. A number of participating companies donate a sizeable contribution to charity activities.
As has been done by several non-profit organizations in the world. They continue to make charitable donations in the midst of their organizational activities.
Here are the 10 largest non-profit organizations in the world when viewed from the number of donations given.
1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest non-profit organization founded in 2000 and is located in Seattle, Washington, USA. Bill Gates & Melinda are known not only for their abundant wealth, but also for the generosity and generosity of the Gates Foundation which donates around USD 1 billion annually. The Foundation focuses on education, health, sustainability and good health for all. The total donations collected amounted to USD50.7 billion. Bill’s philanthropic fund as a whole is geared towards helping the poor.
2. Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a non-profit organization founded in 1936 by Sir Henry Wellcome. The company provides the second largest set of non-governmental funds for medical research. This large non-profit organization founded the Human Genome project, which is said to be the largest international collaboration ever undertaken in biology. Total donations collected by this company amounted to USD33.7 billion. The Wellcome Trust is currently funding a PhD program for doctors at University College London, which welcomes applications even from outside the university.
3. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Home to 29 Nobel prize winners, it was founded in 1953 by Howard Hughes, with a total donation of USD22.6 billion. Founded by the Howard Hughes medical institute it conducts research in six different fields of biology. In addition, HHMI has collaborated with the Associated Press to increase coverage of scientific and medical journalism.
4. Garfield Weston Foundation
The company was founded by W Garfield Weston in 1958 in London UK This non-profit organization still operates in the UK and has a partner, the W Garfield Weston Foundation in Ontario, Canada. While much of the Garfield Weston Foundation grant funding goes to many churches. The foundation has also stated that organizations focus on making donations to religious institutions regardless of their religious affiliation. The total donation given was USD12.6 billion.
5. Ford Foundation
Originally funded with an inherited stake in the Ford Motor Company, the Ford Foundation aims to reduce poverty and social injustice while promoting strong democratic values. The Ford Foundation generally invests in institutions and individuals that are making further social change in addition to their support for new, progressive ideas. Founded by Edsel and Henry Ford in 1936, with a total contribution of USD12.4 billion.
6. Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Founded in 2007 by Nicole Taylor in San Jose, California USA. Initially formed by the merger of the Peninsula Community Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The institute focuses on issues such as immigrant opportunity and integration, economic security and education. Silicon Valley Community Foundations also offer donor-suggested funding, allowing recipients to choose from which grant money to donate. With a total contribution of USD13.5 billion.
7. Stichting INGKA Foundation
Based in Leiden, the Netherlands and founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1982 with a total contribution of USD12.7 billion. This foundation is a fairly large organization. In collaboration with the UN high commissioner for refugees under the name “IKEA Foundation”. IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad created the philanthropic INGKA Stichting foundation as a smart business move to spread interior design ideas while providing corporate charity tax breaks.
8. Azim Premji Foundation
Azim Premji is a business tycoon, philanthropist and chairman of wipro Limited from India. He founded this company to spread Universal and high-quality education that promotes a just and sustainable living. Founded in 2001 in Bangalore India with a total donation of USD12 billion. Azim Premji Foundation became first on the list of Indian philanthropies for several years in a row.
9. Lily Endowment
Serving primarily the state of Indiana and its local communities, Lily Endowment operates under a mission statement that is strongly driven by the Christian Faith. This non-profit has extended grants to local colleges such as the University of Southern Indian to provide students with more job opportunities in the area. With a total donation of USD11.7 billion.
10. Kamehameha School
Founded by Bernice Pauahi Bishop in 1887 in Honolulu Hawaii, USA. This non-profit organization was originally founded by Hawaiian daughter Bernice Pauahi Bishop who was the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. Princess Bernice values education and hopes that the non-profit organization will build a better future for the Hawaiian people. He left 375,000 hectares of ancestral land after his departure for use in education. The Kamehameha School is now the largest private landowner in Hawaii. With a total contribution of USD11.1 billion.