Time Limited Foundations - Sorted by Founding Date

As part of its project on spend-down, the Center is assembling a list of foundations that have spent down or who are known to be actively spending down. If you know of any foundations that should be but are not included in the list below, please contact Mary Grimm at mary.grimm@duke.edu.

 

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Sorted by Founding Date:

  • Chaloner Prize Foundation (1890–1974)
  • General Education Board (1903–1960)
  • International Health Board (1913–1951)
  • Julius Rosenwald Fund (1917–1948)
  • Nathan Hofheimer Foundation (1919–1970)
  • American Fund for Public Service (1922–1941)
  • William E. Harmon Foundation (1922–1967)
  • International Education Board (1923–1938)
  • Bemis Taylor Foundation (1927–1974)
  • Danforth Foundation (1927–2011)
  • Henry Kaufmann Foundation (1928–1999)
  • Spelman Fund of New York (1928–1949)
  • Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation (1929–1965)
  • Martha H. Beeman Foundation (1929–2011)
  • Davison Fund (1930–1942)
  • Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation (1930–1962)
  • Vivian B. Allen Foundation (1938–1971)
  • Field Foundation of New York (1940–1989)
  • Columbia Foundation (1940–projected: 2013)
  • James Foundation (1941–1965)
  • DJB (Daniel J. Bernstein) Foundation (1948–2008)
  • Fleischmann Foundation (1951–1980)
  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund (1951–projected: 2012)
  • Albert A. List Foundation (1952–2004)
  • John M. Olin Foundation (1953–2005)
  • Donald W. Reynolds Foundation (1954–projected: 2022)
  • Aaron Diamond Foundation (1955–1996)
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and Stephen Bechtel Fund (1957–projected: 2020)
  • Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Foundation (1958–projected: one year after death of founder)
  • Vincent Astor Foundation (1959–1997)
  • Taconic Foundation (1959–projected: 2012)
  • Stern Fund (1961–1986)
  • JDR 3rd Fund (1963–1979)
  • Haigh-Scatena Foundation (1967–2007)
  • William E. Simon Foundation (1967–projected: lifetime of sons of founder) 
  • Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust (1968–2009)
  • Stone Ashdown Trust (U.K.) (1968–2010)
  • John Merck Fund (1970–projected 2022)
  • Robert Bowne Foundation (1968–projected: 2015)
  • Whitaker Foundation and Helen F. Whitaker Fund (1975–2006)
  • Kahanoff Foundation (1979–projected: 2012)
  • Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation (1980–2010)
  • HKH (Harold K. Hochschild) Foundation (1980–projected: 2012)
  • Beldon Fund (1982–2009)
  • Atlantic Philanthropies (1982–projected: 2016)
  • Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust (1983–1997)
  • Mustard Seed Foundation (1983–projected: 2020–2025)
  • AVI CHAI Foundation (1984–projected: 2020)
  • Century Fund (1985–projected: 2021)
  • Whitman Institute (1985–projected: 2022)
  • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (1986–projected: 2016)
  • Russell Berrie Foundation (1986–projected: 2033)
  • Eckerd Family Foundation (1987–projected: 2014)
  • Paul Rapoport Foundation (1987–projected: 2015)
  • Jacobs Family Foundation (1988–projected: 2030)
  • Lincy Foundation (1989–2011)
  • Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation (1990–projected: 2015)
  • Stern Family Fund (1992–2005)
  • Endswell Foundation (1992–2009)
  • French American Charitable Trust (1992–projected: 2016)
  • Girls' Best Friend Foundation (1994–2007)
  • Roy G. Kerr Foundation (1994–projected: 2019)
  • Gill Foundation (1994–projected: twenty years after death of founder)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (1994–projected: twenty years after the death of Bill and Melinda)
  • Four Acre Trust (U.K.) (1995–projected: 2015)
  • Brainerd Foundation (1995–projected: 2020)
  • Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (U.K.) (1997–projected: 2013)
  • Tubney Charitable Trust (U.K.) (1997–2012)
  • Quixote Foundation (1997–projected: 2017)
  • Fund for Democratic Communities (1997–projected: 2020)
  • ClearWay Minnesota (1998–projected: 2023)
  • Stupski Foundation (1998-projected: 2024)
  • Center for the Public Domain (1999–2005)
  • Lenfest Foundation (2000 - projected: 2023)
  • NoVo Foundation (2000–projected: lifetime of cochair)
  • One Foundation (Ireland) (2004–projected: 2013)
  • Robina Foundation (2004-projected: 2025)
  • Hagedorn Foundation (2005–projected: 2017)
  • Eleos Foundation (2007–projected: 2020)

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