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The Huntsman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

The Huntsman Foundation

(formerly The Jon and Karen Huntsman Foundation)

500 Huntsman Way

Salt Lake City, UT United States 84108-1235

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $491,613,942

Total giving: $21,692,234






Established in 1988 in UT - Founded by Ivory Ellis and Jon M. Huntsman. Huntsman is the founder of Huntsman Corporation, and the co-founder of The Huntsman Cancer Institute in UT. Huntsman also authored and published the book "Winners Never Cheat: Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten)." Jon Huntsman and Karen Huntsman have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs, in the form of loans, for the construction of a school and housing for earthquake victims and other low-income families of Armenia.

Fields of Interest

  • Business education
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Males

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $491,613,942 (market value)

Expenditures: $22,904,499

Total giving: $21,692,234

Qualifying distributions: $22,616,460