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Bezos Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Bezos Family Foundation

7683 S.E. 27th St., No. 224

Mercer Island, WA United States 98040-2804


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $28,930,729

Total giving: $22,263,780






Established in 2000 in WA - Founded by Jeffrey P. and Jacklyn G. Bezos. Mr. Bezos is the founder, Chairman, President and C.E.O. of, a multinational electronic commerce company and America's largest online retailer.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. It begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar teams return home to launch sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities. - See more at:

Students Rebuild

Students Rebuild is a collaborative program of the Bezos Family Foundation. Created in January 2010 in response to the devastating Haiti earthquake, Students Rebuild has mobilized thousands of young people in nearly 80 countries and all 50 United States and raised more than $2.5 million in matching funds for rebuilding schools in Haiti, aiding disaster recovery efforts in Asia and supporting livelihoods in Africa.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • International exchange
  • Youth organizing
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $28,930,729 (market value)

Gifts received: $35,245,654

Expenditures: $27,870,356

Total giving: $22,263,780

Qualifying distributions: $27,773,583