The following list of charities is a compilation of some of our more recent grant recipients.


The list is not comprehensive and seeks to give a general idea of the types of grant disbursements DonorsTrust may make. Since inception, DonorsTrust has disbursed more than $300 million to over 1000 charities.

Grant distributions can be made to any public charity consistent with DonorsTrust's commitment to seek to alleviate society's greatest needs through education and research efforts, as well as through private initiatives in social welfare, health, the environment, economics, governance, foreign relations, and arts and culture.

Arts

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Holter Museum of Art
  • Juilliard School
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • National Dance Institute

Civic Organizations

  • ACE Programs for the Homeless, Inc.
  • American Red Cross
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Food for the Hungry
  • Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department
  • Grameen Foundation USA
  • Mt. Vernon Ladies Association
  • Museum of the Rockies
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New York City Police Foundation
  • New York Historical Society
  • Rainbow Animal Rescue
  • Salvation Army
  • Union Rescue Mission
  • Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
  • World Vision

Education

  • Cornerstone Community Schools
  • Hotchkiss School
  • Immaculate High School
  • Montfort Academy
  • National Cathedral School
  • North Hills Classical Academy 
  • Potomac School
  • St. Andrews Episcopal School
  • St. Matthew School

Institution of Higher Education (Projects)

  • Baylor University: Politial Science Department, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • University of California, Berkeley:  Law and Economics Program
  • Boise State University:  American Founding Initiative
  • Brown University:  Political Theory Project
  • Cornell University:  Program on Freedom and Free Societies, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Georgetown University:  Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy
  • Gettysburg College:  Civil War Era Studies Program
  • George Mason University:  Law and Economics Center
  • Harvard University:  Program on Constitutional Government, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Hillsdale College:  Student Independence Grant and Loan Fund
  • Institute of World Politics:  Internship Program
  • Loyola University:  David Hume Forum
  • Ohio University:  George Washington Forum
  • Princeton University:  James Madison Program
  • University of Arizona:  Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
  • University of Maine:  Department of Political Science, Visiting Lectures
  • University of Virginia:  Program in Western Civilization and American Institutions
  • Villanova University:  Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good

Medical & Science

  • Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital
  • Rockefeller University (Medical Research)
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital    

Public Policy

  • Acton Institute
  • American Council of Trustees and Alumni
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Majority
  • Americans for Limited Government Foundation
  • Americans for Prosperity Foundation
  • Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
  • Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Capital Research Center
  • Cato Institute
  • Center for Competitive Politics
  • Center for Independent Thought
  • Center for Security Policy
  • Citizens Against Government Waste
  • Citizens in Charge Foundation
  • Claremont Institute
  • Commentary, Inc.
  • Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • DonorsTrust
  • Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Federalist Society
  • Foundation for Cultural Review
  • Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
  • Franklin Center
  • Free to Choose Network
  • FreedomWorks Foundation
  • Galen Institute
  • Heartland Institute
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Hoover Institution
  • Hudson Institute
  • Independent Women's Forum
  • Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
  • Institute of World Politics
  • Institute on Religion & Democracy
  • Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Media Research Center
  • Mercatus Center
  • Middle East Forum
  • Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation
  • National Legal & Policy Center
  • National Center for Policy Analysis
  • National Review Institute
  • National Right to Life
  • National Taxpayers Union Foundation
  • NRA Freedom Action Foundation
  • Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
  • Philadelphia Society
  • Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Project Veritas
  • Property & Environment Research Center (PERC)
  • Reason Foundation
  • School Performance, Inc.
  • Second Amendment Foundation
  • State Policy Network & Associated Organizations
  • Tax Foundation
  • Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Public Interest Law

  • Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • Center for Individual Rights
  • Institute for Justice
  • Landmark Legal Foundation
  • Mountain States Legal Foundation
  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
  • NFIB Legal Foundation
  • Pacific Legal Foundation

Religious

  • All Souls Unitarian Church
  • American Anglican Council
  • American Humanist Association
  • American Islamic Congress
  • B’nai B’rith Foundation of the US
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Center for Islamic Pluralism
  • Christ Community Church
  • Congregation Shaare Tikvah-B’nai Zion
  • Eternal Word Television Network
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Focus on the Family
  • Foundation for Jewish Camping
  • Highland Park Presbyterian
  • Immaculate Heart Radio
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
  • John Stott Ministries
  • Keren Yehoshua v’Yisroel
  • Legionaries of Christ
  • Reformed Theological Seminary
  • St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church
  • St. Philip Neri House
  • Young Life

Student Programs

  • Bill of Rights Institute
  • Foundation for Teaching Economics
  • Fund for American Studies
  • Institute for Humane Studies
  • Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • Leadership Institute
  • Student Free Press Association
  • Students for Liberty
  • Young America's Foundation