The Turner Foundation, Inc. (TFI), was founded by R.E. (Ted) Turner in 1990 and awarded its first grant in 1991.
TFI is a family foundation governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of Ted Turner and his five children - Laura Turner Seydel, Teddy Turner, Rhett Turner, Beau Turner, and Jennie Turner Garlington. Part of the inspiration of establishing TFI is Mr. Turner's desire to involve his family and work with them to create a better world.
The average total amount granted in the last three fiscal years was $10-$11 million per year.
TFI has awarded over $350 million grants since inception.
TFI supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect our climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates.
We are an invitation-only foundation. We don't have the resources to review unsolicited materials.
Our board and staff, on an annual basis, identify grantmaking initiatives in conjunction with established programmatic and geographic priorities.