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 Allegheny Foundation

Please see the Scaife Foundations page for more information on the Allegheny Foundation and Richard Mellon Scaife.

 Armstrong Foundation

 Barre Seid Foundation

 Bill and Berniece Grewcock Foundation

 Castle Rock Foundation

In 1975, the Adolph Coors Foundation was created as a private family foundation and initially was supported financially by the Adolph Coors Jr. Trust. In 1993, the Castle Rock Foundation was created from the [Adolph Coors Foundation's] unrestricted funds, receiving a $36,596,253 endowment. Now, the Adolph Coors Foundation focuses almost exclusively on projects and organizations within Colorado, while the Castle Rock Foundation provides grants to public policy and other organizations nationwide.

 Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation

David and Charles Koch, sons of the ultraconservative founder of Koch Industries, Fred Koch, direct the three Koch family foundations: the Charles G. Koch Foundation, the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation, and the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation. David and Charles control Koch Industries, the second-largest privately owned company and the largest privately owned energy company in the nation; they have a combined net worth of approximately $4 billion, placing them among the top 50 wealthiest individuals in the country and among the top 100 wealthiest individuals in the world in 2003, according to Forbes.

Following in the footsteps of their father, a member of the John Birch Society, the Kochs clearly have a conservative bent. Charles Koch founded the Cato Institute, and David Koch co-founded Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) [now FreedomWorks], where he serves as chairman of the board of directors. David also serves on the board of the Cato Institute. The Koch foundations make substantial annual contributions to these organizations (more than $12 million to each between 1985 and 2002) as well as to other influential conservative think tanks, advocacy groups, media organizations, academic institutes and legal organizations, thus participating in every level of the policy process.

 Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust

 Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation

For information on the Claude Lambe Charitable Foundation, along with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation see the Koch Foundations page

 David H. Koch Charitable Foundation

For information on the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation, along with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and the Claude Lambe Charitable Foundation see the Koch Foundations Page

 Earhart Foundation

 F.M. Kirby Foundation

 Gilder Foundation

 Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation

 Hickory Foundation

 Jaquelin Hume Foundation

 JM Foundation

 John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.

[Editor's note: The John M .Olin Foundation will be closing its doors in November 2005.]

The New York-based John M. Olin Foundation, which grew out of a family manufacturing business (chemical and munitions), funds right-wing think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research, and the Hoover Institute of War, Revolution and Peace. It also gives large sums of money to promote conservative programs in the country's most prestigious colleges and universities. After Michael Joyce left to take charge of the Bradley Foundation, William Simon continued as president at Olin...(Editor's note: William Simon passed away in 2000).

 John Templeton Foundation

 Orville D. and Ruth A. Merillat Foundation

 Philip M. McKenna Foundation, Inc.

 Randolph Foundation

 Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation

The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, incorporated in 1970, ranked ninth in total assets ($97,049,407) among the top 20 conservative foundations studied and third in total grants ($26,574,754) in 2001. The foundation's grantmaking has grown dramatically in the past decade, from only $4 million in 1990 to more than $25 million in 2001. The foundation is the oldest and wealthiest of the DeVos family foundations, which also include the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation (1990), the Daniel and Pamela DeVos Foundation (1992), and the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation (1992). Richard DeVos is co-founder of Amway Corporation and owner of the Orlando Magic (2004), and served as the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.

 Rodney Fund

 Roe Foundation

 Ruth and Lovett Peters Foundation

 Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

 Sarah Scaife Foundation

Financed by the Mellon industrial, oil and banking fortune. At one time its largest single holding was stock in the Gulf Oil Corporation. Became active in funding conservative causes in 1973, when Richard Mellon Scaife became chairman of the foundation. In the 1960s, Richard had inherited an estimated $200 million from his mother, Sarah. Forbes magazine has estimated his personal net worth at $800 million, making him the 138th richest person in the U.S. He controls the Scaife, Carthage and Allegheny foundations. In 1993, Scaife and Carthage reportedly gave more than $17.6 million to 150 conservative think tanks. As of December 31, 1992, Scaife assets were $212,232,888 and Carthage assets were $11,937,862.

 Scaife Family Foundation

Please see the Scaife Foundations page for more information on the Allegheny Foundation and Richard Mellon Scaife.

Note: The Scaife Family Foundation seems to have broken off from Richard Mellon Scaife's control. It moved to Palm Beach, and is no longer listed at the Scaife Foundations' website.

 Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation

 Smith Richardson Foundation

Financed by the Vicks Vaporub fortune, this foundation is estimated to have assets of about $250 million. Became active in supporting conservative caues in 1973 when R. Randolph Richardson became president. Funded the early "supply-side" books of Jude Wanniski and George Gilder. The Richardsons are estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $870 million, making them one of the country's richest families.

 The Carthage Foundation

Please see the Scaife Foundations page for more information on the Allegheny Foundation and Richard Mellon Scaife.

 The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.

With over $700 million in assets (down to $489 million in 2002), the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the country's largest and most influential right-wing foundation. As of the end of 1998, it was giving away more than $30 million a year [The Bradley Foundation 1998 Annual Report].

 W.H. Brady Foundation

 Walton Family Foundation

 William E. Simon Foundation

Also see MT's William E. Simon profile.

 William H. Donner Foundation