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Chuck Feeney founded Atlantic in 1982. After investing $8 billion to advance opportunity and promote equity and dignity, we completed grantmaking in 2016. See what we did.

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Chuck Feeney and Christopher Oechsli

Letter from the CEO

Limited Life, Unlimited Impact

Some refer to Atlantic as the largest “spend down” foundation. They are wrong. We did not spend down. We converted our funds to accelerate the efforts of others to help people.

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