10 Largest Foundations in the World


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The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

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­In 1964, David Packard, the other half of the Hewlett-Packard team, and his wife, Lucile Salter Packard, established the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. The foundation's mission is "to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth's natural systems." The foundation's endowment is approximately $6.2 billion, and it awarded $224 million in grants in 2006.

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