Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation supports girls and women’s causes in the United States and internationally.

IP TAKE: Despite the fact that this funder awards grants on a global scale, it has no transparent, public mechanism through which grantseekers can apply for funding.

PROFILE: Warren and Susan Buffett initially incorporated their family foundation 1964. In 2006, Warren Buffett pledged nearly $3 billion over time, of his Berkshire-Hathaway stock and renamed the foundation in honor of his late wife, Susan Thompson Buffett. Although this is a sizable foundation, it maintains a relatively low public profile regarding its grantmaking, with the exception of its scholarships program.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) supports sexual and reproductive rights work, access to family planning services, and reproductive choice.  While STBF does award grants in the millions of dollars, most tend to range from $100,000 to $500,000. According to its tax filings, past STBF grantees in the girls and women grantmaking space include Abortion Care Network, Center for Health and Gender Equity, and the Feminist Majority Foundation.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

3555 Farnam Street Suite 222

Omaha, Nebraska 68131

(402) 943-1300