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The data presented in the source article below include all grants of $10,000 or more reported by 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations. The dataset accounts for approximately half of the total grant dollars awarded by the universe of independent, corporate, community, and grantmaking operating foundations. The data do not include gifts by corporate giving programs or public charities. The data also exclude grants, fellowships, or awards directly to individuals; grants paid by private foundations to U.S. community foundations (to avoid double-counting of dollars); and loans or program-related investments.
Funding by region includes double-counting of grants that benefited multiple regions. An additional $12 million went to programs providing a global benefit, which are not reflected in the graphic.