The foundation says about 1,600 nonprofit organizations received funding to promote economic security, educational success and healthy lives. The foundation says its total assets stood at about $830 million at the end of 2016.
The foundation received nearly $60 million in donations last year, including gifts related to the celebration of the organization’s centennial. That’s the second-highest total in the foundation’s history.
The grants target eight key sectors: arts and culture, basic human needs, children and families, education, economic security, environment, health and housing. Nearly $300,000 was awarded to food banks, homeless shelters and free clinics.