In 2020, the Atlantic Philanthropies closed its doors after global grantmaking of $US 8 billion over 38 years. It began as a private foundation, and its founder, Chuck Feeney, who had made his fortune with airport Duty Free Shoppers, believed that “Giving while living is more fun than giving while dead,” serving as an inspiration for the Giving Pledge. The foundation took on big issues – peace in Northern Ireland, biomed research, racial equity, Viet Nam’s healthcare system, and more. In 2002, Feeney committed that the foundation would spend to zero and wind down by 2020. Not an easy task. These 2020 Highlights: Top 10 Lessons from the Atlantic Philanthropies are useful for Canadian foundations and philanthropists.

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