RANKFoundation
Phone/
website/
year founded
Top executive(s)/
Compensation1
2017
assets
(in millions)/
% change
from 2016
2017
contributions
(in millions)/
% change
from 2016
2017
grants
made2
2017 notable grants
to NYC organizations
Top giving areas
Employees3
1
Ford Foundation
320 E. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017
212-573-5000
fordfoundation.org
1936
Darren Walker
President
$860,052
$13,078.3
+5.8%
$556.0
+26.1%
1,271
Make the Road New York, $500,000; Brennan Center for Justice, $1,200,000
Civic engagement and government; creativity and free expression; future of work
425
2
Foundation to Promote Open Society4
224 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-548-0600
opensocietyfoundations.org
1993
George Soros
Founder, chairman, director
$0
$10,321.9
+40.7%
$447.3
+3.7%
n/d
Human Rights Watch, $10,075,000; The Fund for Public Schools, $2,304,382
Transparency and public accountability; equality and anti-discrimination; education and learning
n/d
3
Bloomberg Family Foundation
25 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075
212-205-0100
bloomberg.org
2006
Patricia E. Harris
Chief executive
$0
$7,850.2
+9.7%
$346.1
+23.5%
n/d
Everytown for Gun Safety support fund, $5,200,000; Results for America, $2,796,000
Environment; public health; arts
n/d
4
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
140 E. 62nd St.
New York, NY 10065
212-838-8400
mellon.org
1969
Elizabeth Alexander
President
$871,8835
$6,855.3
+9.6%
$285.8
-0.5%
496
American Council of Learned Societies, $6,800,000; Institute of International Education, $2,500,000
Higher education and scholarship in the humanities; arts and cultural heritage; scholarly communications
96
5
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust6
230 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10169
212-679-3600
helmsleytrust.org
20087
Stephanie Cuskley
Chief executive
$970,991
$5,474.3
+4.0%
$231.1
-7.7%
193
END Fund, $6,098,944; JDRF, $3,131,227
Severe chronic diseases; select place-based initiatives
93
6
Rockefeller Foundation
420 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
212-869-8500
rockefellerfoundation.org
1913
Rajiv J. Shah
President
$1,079,2268
$4,509.9
+10.4%
$190.9
+9.9%
234
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, $35,000,000; Natural Resources Defense Council, $3,012,732
Equitable global health systems; sustainable food systems; clean energy access
141
7
JPB Foundation
875 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212-935-9860
jpbfoundation.org
2011
Barbara Picower
President
$335,147
$4,283.9
+9.6%
$206.2
+20.7%
309
Harlem Children's Zone, $2,000,000; Fund for Public Health in New York City, $1,458,550
Medical research; poverty; environment
34
8
Open Society Institute4
224 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-548-0600
opensocietyfoundations.org
1993
George Soros
Founder, chairman, trustee
$0
Christopher Stone
President, chief executive, trustee
$914,217
$3,577.0
+36.7%
$10.7
-1.8%
n/d
Institute for New Economic Thinking, $12,667,097; n/d
Transparency and public accountability; equality and anti-discrimination; education and learning
n/d
9
Carnegie Corp. of New York9
437 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212-371-3200
carnegie.org
1911
Vartan Gregorian
President
$997,286
$3,340.0
+1.2%
$159.5
+5.6%
n/d
Brookings Institution, $1,000,000; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, $2,500,000
Democracy; peace and security; education
78
10
Simons Foundation4
160 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
646-654-0066
simonsfoundation.org
1994
Marilyn H. Simons
President, trustee
$0
$3,027.1
+15.0%
$232.4
-0.6%
n/d
New York Genome Center, $16,000,000; Math for America, $15,625,000
Research in mathematics, physical sciences, computer science, life and autism sciences
n/d