Robina Foundation


Last Updated: 2014-02-05

At A Glance

Robina Foundation

4900 IDS Ctr. , 80 S. 8th St.

Minneapolis, MN United States 55402-2100

Contact: Penny Hunt, Exec. Dir.



Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-12-31)

Assets: $76,591,184

Total giving: $26,428,609




Established in 2004.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to positively impact critical social issues by encouraging innovation and financially supporting transformative projects of its four industrial partners. These partners, selected by the foundation's founder, James H. Binger, are: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN; The Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY; University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN; and Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Fields of Interest

  • Animals/wildlife, preservation/protection
  • Education
  • Environment, natural resources
  • Hospitals (general)

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $76,591,184 (market value)

Gifts received: $18,246,500

Expenditures: $27,235,883

Total giving: $26,428,609

Qualifying distributions: $26,776,523

Giving activities include:

$26,428,609 for 11 grants (high: $18,000,000; low: $1,000)