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West Conshohocken, PA – The John Templeton Foundation ranked as one of the top ten funders in the U.S. by the number of international grants, according to a recent report released by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center.

The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations, published to help identify patterns in global giving, also found that the John Templeton Foundation was the top funder in Western Europe from 2011 to 2015 by number of grants, with 544, totaling approximately $81.8 million.

The report, the latest in a decades-long collaboration between the two organizations, found that overall giving by U.S. foundations had increased 29 percent from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015.

“Supporting researchers around the world to foster inquiry into the deepest questions facing humanity is an essential, and growing, aspect of our mission,” said Heather Templeton Dill, president of the John Templeton Foundation. “That is why, since 2012, we have made $173 million in grants to organizations outside of the U.S. – a fifth of our total commitments.”

To view a copy of the full report, please click here to download the file from the Council on Foundations and Foundations Center.

About the John Templeton Foundation

Founded in 1987, the John Templeton Foundation supports efforts to advance human well-being through rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. Its founding benefactor, the late Sir John Templeton, held the conviction that rigorous scientific research could reveal ever-deeper truths about the universe and humanity’s place within it.

With over $3.4 billion in assets and annual grants of $129 million in 2017, it ranks among the 25th largest grantmaking foundations in the United States. Headquartered outside Philadelphia, PA, the Foundation’s philanthropic activities have engaged all major faith traditions and extend to 35 countries around the world. The Foundation is dedicated to the ideals of humility, open-mindedness, and curiosity.