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The Howard G. Buffett Foundation

Joined in March 2014

About Us

Established in 1999, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation is a private family foundation working to catalyze transformational change for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations. We see the Foundation’s resources as risk-tolerant capital that can be deployed to create change in the most difficult circumstances and geographies. We invest our grant funding in three main areas: food security; conflict mitigation; and public safety. Our support for global food security is directed toward agricultural resource development and management for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Conflict remains a key barrier to achieving global food security so we seek out investments to mitigate conflict in two ways: through opportunities to bring an end to active conflict or improve the conditions that fuel conflict; and through opportunities to support communities that have been devastated by conflict. Public safety is a strategic priority that influences our grant-making in the communities where we have operations. While we have worked extensively throughout Africa and Latin America, our present geographic priorities include the United States, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Rwanda.

Established in 1999, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation is a private family foundation working to catalyze transformational change for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations. We see the Foundation’s resources as…

Issue Areas Include

  • Agriculture
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Hunger, Food Security
  • Philanthropy

Location

  • 145 North Merchant Street
    Decatur, IL 62523

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