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The Summit Foundation


Last profile update: 04/11/2017
Last grant data update: 04/23/2018

At A Glance

The Summit Foundation

(also known as The Summit Charitable Foundation, Inc.)

2100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste. 525

Washington, DC United States 20037-3223


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1991 in DE - Founded by Victoria and Roger Sant. Roger Sant is Chairman Emeritus and co-founder of AES Corporation (originally named Applied Energy Services), an international power utility which distributes electric power to thirty-one countries. Roger and Victoria Sant have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to promote the health and well-being of the planet – its people and its natural environment – by achieving a sustainable global population, protecting the earth’s biodiversity and making cities livable. To achieve this, the foundation focuses on empowering girls, conserving the Mesoamerican Reef and promoting sustainable cities.