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Soros Fund Charitable Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

Soros Fund Charitable Foundation

(formerly SGM Scholarship Foundation)

888 7th Ave., 33rd Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10106-0011

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $52,509,753

Total giving: $11,058,312

EIN

133388177

BRIDGE Number

7841969414

Background

Established in 1986 in NY - Founded by George Soros, an investor and philanthropist. Mr. Soros is the founder and Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the co-founder of the Quantum Fund, one of the first hedge funds. He also founded and is Chairman of The Open Society Foundations, an umbrella name for a family of offices and foundations located throughout the world, of which The Open Society Institute is a part. Among the many books he authored or co-authored are "The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means," "The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power" and "The Soros Lectures at the Central European University."

Purpose and Activities

Awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated an ability for contributing to the scientific, cultural, or economic development of China, and fellowships to individuals involved in the fields of culture, economics, and science. The scholarships and fellowships may be used for trips to the U.S. and other countries by Chinese nationals and trips to China by non-Chinese nationals. Support also for international organizations and U.S. philanthropic organizations supporting international issues.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Child welfare
  • Christianity
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Diversity and intergroup relations
  • Education
  • Goodwill promotion
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Judaism
International Interests
  • Eastern Asia
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
Organizations
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $52,509,753 (market value)

Expenditures: $393,067,120

Total giving: $11,058,312

Qualifying distributions: $11,116,851