Time Limited Foundations - Sorted by Spend-Down 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 Spend-Down Date

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

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