The Robertson Foundation is a private Foundation established in 1996 by Tiger Management founder Julian H. Robertson, Jr., his wife Josie, and their family.

The Foundation takes a targeted, results-oriented approach to philanthropy. The Robertson Foundation has historically targeted high impact grants in three principal areas:

Medical Research

Philanthropy is a core value long shared by the Robertsons. They have provided support for an array of charitable entities through their individual giving, as well as through the Robertson Foundation and other affiliated foundations—the Tiger Foundation, Aotearoa Foundation, and the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation.

Julian Robertson passed away in August of 2022. Prior to his passing, Julian gathered with his family and let them know that nothing would make him prouder than seeing them lead the Foundation to years of even greater impact. With this charge, the Foundation is currently reviewing its strategy to guide years of impactful giving. Please check back here for updates. For now, please scroll down to learn more about Josie and Julian Robertson and their philanthropic legacy.

Thank you.

A letter from Mr. Robertson

Hear the story that fuels the philanthropic background of our two amazing founders.
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Recent Press

Julian Robertson’s Philanthropic Tiger Cubs: How Five Hedge Fund Founders Give
Inside Philanthropy by Michael Kavate
August 25, 2023
The late Julian Robertson ran one of the largest hedge funds of his generation, Tiger Management. He has been credited — or condemned, depending on your perspective — for “bringing hedge funds into the mainstream.” But in addition to his role as a pioneer of the hedge fund, Robertson mentored a new generation of star investors, known as “Tiger Cubs.”
Julian Robertson left lasting impact on Salisbury
Salisbury Post by Jason Walser
August 25, 2022
Tuesday was a sad day for Rowan County as members of the community learned of the passing of one of the area’s greatest benefactors and cheerleaders. Julian H. Robertson Jr. has touched the lives of every reader of this article, in one way or another. How many people can have that said about them?