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The Wyss Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 04/12/2017
Last grant data update: 09/02/2017

At A Glance

The Wyss Foundation

1601 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Ste. 802

Washington, DC United States 20009-1055

URL: www.wyssfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

251823874

BRIDGE Number

3372518759

Background

Established in 1990 in PA - Founded by Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss entrepreneur and businessman who became the second richest person in Switzerland. He is currently the Chair. of the Supervisory Board of Synthes, a manufacturer of Swiss-designed medical devices. Hansjorg Wyss has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to preserve, protect, and restore public lands, waters, and open spaces of the American west to achieve ecological health across the landscape.