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10 Largest Foundations in the World


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Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust carries on the mission of its pharmaceuticals mogul founder.
The Wellcome Trust carries on the mission of its pharmaceuticals mogul founder.

The Wellcome Trust was founded in London in 1936 on the death of pharmaceuticals mogul Henry Wellcome. The mission of the Wellcome Trust is to promote research, improve human and animal health, and improve the understanding of science and medicine. As of September 2005, Wellcome's endowment was approximately $23.2 billion, making it the largest charitable foundation in Great Britain and the second largest in the world.

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