10 Largest Foundations in the World


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

­The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established in 1936 by Robert Wood Johnson II, the son of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson and later a World War II army general. The foundation focuses primarily on improving the health of all Americans by helping to provide quality health care at a reasonable cost, improving the quality of care for people with chronic illnesses, promoting healthy lifestyles, and reducing the problems caused by substance abuse. With an endowment estimated at $9.4 billion, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation made $403 million in grants in 2006 to support these causes. ­