Public Foundations

Public foundations are grantmaking public charities that gain their funds from a variety of sources, which may include foundations, individuals, corporations, or public entities. Public foundations may engage in fundraising, and may seek broad public financial support. They may or may not have endowments. There is no legal definition of a public foundation, but most dedicate a significant portion of their annual budgets to grantmaking. Most community foundations are also grantmaking public charities.

Since public foundations may be defined in different ways, and there is no official IRS or legal definition of public foundations, it is difficult to arrive at statistics that are fully representative of the field.

Below is everything on our site for public foundations. You can use the filtering options on the right to narrow these results.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

- Reduce inequalities within and among countries -

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. During this time, we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, the Caribbean, and the Americas. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

- Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation -

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

- Promote sustained, inclusive economic growth, full employment, and decent work for all -

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all -

Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 6: Water and Sanitation

- Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all -

Sustainable Development Goal 6 Water and Sanitation

Goal 5: Gender Equality

- Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls -

Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality

Goal 4: Quality Education

- Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning -

Sustainable Development Goal 4 Quality Education

In this week's Washington Snapshot:

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

- Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages -

Sustainable Development Goal 3 Good Health