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The Sherwood Foundation


Last profile update: 12/13/2017
Last grant data update: 05/07/2018

At A Glance

The Sherwood Foundation

(formerly Susan A. Buffett Foundation)

3555 Farnam St.

Omaha, NE United States 68131-3302

Telephone: (402) 341-1717


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1999 in NE - Founded by Susan Alice Buffett, an American philanthropist and daughter of Warren Buffett and Susan Thompson Buffett. In 2006, Warren Buffett pledged a portion of his Berkshire-Hathaway, Inc. stock to the foundation to be paid out over time. In 2012, Warren Buffett decided to significantly increase the amount of stock he gives to the foundation, ultimately amounting to about $2.1 billion. Warren Buffett has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to improving child and family welfare through community investments in the following areas: public education, human services and social justice.