Atlantic Philanthropies

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Atlantic Philanthropies

"We concentrate our work in seven regions of the world where the problems we seek to address are acute and where we believe grantmaking can have an impact in the next 15 years: Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam.

"Atlantic is a limited-life foundation, one that is committed to spending its entire multibillion-dollar endowment by 2020, in order to make greater and more immediate improvements in the world.

"Our self-imposed expiration date is in keeping with the spirit and philosophy of our founder, who personally believes in “giving while living” and follows in the philanthropic footsteps of other notable foundations, including the Julius Rosenwald Fund, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the Lucille B. Markey Charitable Trust and many others." [1]

"As of 31 December 2005, our net assets were approximately $3.1 billion, which includes approximately $580 million already committed to grantees." [2]


Accessed October 2007: [3]



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  1. About Atlantic, Atlantic Philanthropies, accessed October 11, 2007.
  2. Financial Information, Atlantic Philanthropies, accessed October 11, 2007.
  3. Directors, Atlantic Philanthropies, accessed October 11, 2007.