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John Templeton Foundation

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Established in 1988 in TN.

Founded by the late Sir John Marks Templeton, an investor who amassed millions in creating and trading on a global basis mutual funds through his Templeton Growth, Ltd. funds (now known as Franklin Templeton Investments).

FIELDS OF INTEREST

economic development, health care, science, leadership development

LIMITATIONS

Giving on a national and international basis.

No support for the development of new business ventures or the creation of for-profit companies.

No grants for academic scholarships for individuals or groups, endowment funds, building funds, real estate holdings, capital campaigns, or artistic productions; no grants for the purchase of equipment, unless deemed a vital and necessary component of a larger research project falling within the foundation's funding purposes; and no grants for general operating support to universities, institutions, or organizations.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total giving: $102,905,224

Qualifying distributions: $125,037,393

Giving activities include:

$102,851,599 for 775 grants (high: $2,327,884; low: $8)

$53,625 for 2 grants to individuals (high: $37,125; low: $16,500)

$2,936,719 for foundation-administered programs

SELECTED GRANTS

  • $3,500,000 to Biologos Foundation, San Diego, CA, in 2012. For general support
  • $1,949,049 to University of California, Davis, CA, in 2012. For general support
  • $75,000 to Philanthropy Roundtable, Washington, DC, in 2012. For general support
  • $72,000 to Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, in 2012. For general support
  • $71,326 to Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, Berlin, Germany, in 2012. For general support
  • $56,250 to International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, in 2012. For general support
  • $52,499 to University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, in 2012. For general support