Education Donations & Investments from Billionaires

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Total contributed: $41.1 billion

University of Arkansas

The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation donated $120 million to the University of Arkansas to create a new School of Art.

$120 million

St. Joseph’s Villa

St. Joseph’s Villa is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and youth reach their potential. Their program includes education, mental health services, counseling, career and transi... read more

~1.3 million USDdonated via Bezos Day One Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift them... read more

$31 billiondonated via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Donors Choose

Teachers and students all over the U.S. need your help to bring their classroom dreams to life. Get crayons, books, telescopes, field trips, and more for a classroom today.

$2 million

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Charitable organization formed 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska by Buffett. It has become the most influential supporter of research on IUDs and expanding access to contraceptives.

~$24 milliondonated via Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

CDE Foundation

Supporting the "California Bridging the Digital Divide" Fund, a joint effort of the Govenor's Office, State Board of Education, CA Department of Education and CDE Foundation. Funds will be used to ... read more

$1 milliondonated 4 months ago via Start Small Fund

Start Small Fund

"I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UB... read more

$1 billiondonated 4 months ago via Start Small Fund

Los Angeles Unified School District

Will be used to provide meals and urgent supplies to students and families.

~$250kdonated 5 months ago via Ballmer Group

Los Angeles County’s Office of Education

The Ballmer Group contributed $250,000 to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to help distribute food and resources such as diapers, formula, cleaning and medical supplies, and to provide fo... read more

~$250kdonated 5 months ago via Ballmer Group

American Alliance of Museums

The Alice L. Walton foundation joined forces with the Ford Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to grant $4 millions to make museums more accessible and inclusive.

$4 milliondonated 7 months ago via Alice L. Walton Foundation

The University of Texas at Austin

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is donating $100 million to UT Austin to support students from lower-income families. The money, which will be granted over 10 years, is the largest donation th... read more

~100 million USDdonated 7 months ago via Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Detroit Public School Community District

The Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) received a $5.9 million grant from Ballmer Group that will support the District's continued development of a best-in-class data system designed ... read more

$5.9 milliondonated 8 months ago via Ballmer Group

Arizona State University / St. Vincent de Paul

~$1 milliondonated 8 months ago via The Rob and Melani Walton Fund

Radiology AI Lab(RAIL) at John Hopkins University

Alvin Liu, MD and Mathias Unberath, PhD, were awarded a $200,000 grant from the Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund to further their work in retinal imaging deep learning. The project seeks to... read more

200k USDdonated a year ago via Emerson Collective

CORE Districts

Salesforce.com announced grants of $500,000 to CORE Districts - a collaboration of urban districts- to help teachers and principals use data to improve student outcomes and pilot program evaluation... read more

$500kdonated a year ago via Salesforce.org

San Francisco Unified School District

Salesforce.com has announced grants of $8.5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District that will be used for various projects ranging from providing money to unrestricted funds to K-8 sch... read more

$8.5 milliondonated a year ago via Salesforce.org

Oakland Unified School District

Salesforce.com announced grants of $8.7 million to the Oakland Unified School District that will be used for various projects ranging from creation of a mentoring program for principals; profession... read more

$8.7 milliondonated a year ago via Salesforce.org

Blueprint Schools Network

Salesforce.com has announced a grant of $500,000 to Blueprint Schools Network to expand the implementation of the Math Fellows Program, an intensive, daily, in-school tutoring program that provides... read more

$500kdonated a year ago via Salesforce.org

City of Inglewood

Ballmer committed $100 million to the city of Inglewood as part of a community benefit plan community programs made in connection to a sports or entertainment venue in California, with $80 million ... read more

$100 millioninvested a year ago via Clippers Foundation

$3.6B to Five Foundations

The donation is split amongst the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and NoVo Foundation.

~$3.6 billiondonated a year ago via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

Jim Walton made a generous donation of 11.2 million shares in Walmart to the Walton Family Foundation, totaling $1.2 billion. This donation topped the Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of ten larges... read more

~1.2 billion USDdonated a year ago via Walton Family Foundation

Economic Opportunity for Connecticut

The gift, which will be matched over five years with $100 million in state funding, and another $100 million raised by other philanthropists and business leaders, will focus on communities “where t... read more

$100 milliondonated a year ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership serves the northwest Ohio area and provides programs in education, meals to home-bound elderly, transportation, and housing support. They help low-income re... read more

~1.3 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Coburn Place

Coburn Place offers support services and housing options to survivors of intimate partner violence in Midtown Indianapolis. Coburn Place has a residential housing program for survivors to voluntary... read more

~1.3 million USDdonated 2 years ago

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington provides a variety of services to the community in eastern Washington. Offered programs include: counseling for families, holiday assistance programs, individu... read more

~5 million USDdonated 2 years ago

ForKids

ForKids provides emergency shelter relief to families and children throughout 14 cities and counties in southeast Virginia. In additon, ForKids provides services for housing stability, educational ... read more

~2.5 million USDdonated 2 years ago

YWCA Columbus

YWCA Columbus provides support for community safety, support and stability through emergency shelter and long-term supportive housing. Their programs also include civil right activism for women of ... read more

~2.5 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Family Gateway

Family Gateway provides emergency shelter and supportive housing as well as case management and educational programs for at-risk families in Dallas, Texas. Their Assessment and Diversion team works... read more

~2.8 million USDdonated 2 years ago

Mary’s Place Seattle

Mary’s Place Seattle provides access to emergency shelters for those experiencing homelessness as well as assistance with finding permanent housing solutions. Their programs include employment serv... read more

~5 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Lafayette Transitional Housing Center

LTHC Homeless Services (formerly Lafayette Transitional Housing Center) helps families, veterans, and individuals find permanent housing through various programs and partnerships. The Rapid Re-Hous... read more

~1.3 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Covenant House New York

Covenant House New York offers a variety of support services, housing, and health and wellness. Support services include youth development, vocational training, educational support, anti-human traf... read more

~5 million USDdonated 2 years ago

The Whole Child

The Whole Child is a non-profit organization providing mental health, family housing, parent enrichment and nutrition education services to some of the most vulnerable families in Los Angeles Count... read more

~5 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

FamilyAid Boston

FamilyAid Boston empowers parents and caregivers facing homelessness to secure and sustain housing and build strong foundations for their children’s futures.Services include emergency shelter, home... read more

~5 million USDdonated 2 years ago

St. Joseph Center

St. Joseph Center provides services through case management, food pantries, re-entry services for recently incarcerated, mental health and substance use disorders, and education and vocational trai... read more

~5 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

HopeWorks New Mexico

HopeWorks New Mexico offers programs in employment services, housing, behavioral health, outreach services, day shelters, and meals. They served over 15,000 New Mexicans in 2019 with a variety of s... read more

~2.5 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Homeless Services Network of Central Florida

Homeless Services Network of Central Florida is lead agency for the HUD Continuum of Care FL-507 for the area including Osceola, Seminole and Orange Counties, including the Cities of Orlando, Kissi... read more

~5.3 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Flint students

Donated 424k to provide laptops to students attending schools in Flint during the contaminated water crisis.

424k USDdonated 2 years ago via Musk Foundation

College Financial Aid for Johns Hopkins

"This will make admissions at Hopkins forever need-blind; finances will never again factor into decisions. The school will be able to offer more generous levels of financial aid, replacing loans fo... read more

$1.8 billiondonated 2 years ago via Bloomberg Philanthropies

$2B to Bezos Day One Fund

$2 billiondonated 2 years ago via Bezos Day One Fund

Los Angeles Unified School District

The Fund for Equity and Excellence by Los Angeles Unified School District will pool philanthropic resources in support of its students, teachers, and families o improve student attendance, close th... read more

~$600kdonated 2 years ago via Ballmer Group
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