Dick and Betsy DeVos launched their family foundation in 1989 as a vehicle for charitable giving. Dick and Betsy’s philanthropy is centered on cultivating leadership and accelerating transformation, and focuses support in five areas: community, education, the arts, justice, and developing leadership.

Bill Simon, Jr., Elise Westhoff, Bill Oberndorf, and Dick DeVos at the 2021 Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropy Leadership Awards


They strive to make West Michigan a desirable place to live by supporting efforts that lead to community transformation, improve community health, and provide support for essential community needs.


They are working to be a catalyst for positive change by expanding choices and improving access opportunities, primarily in K-12 education.


Nationally and internationally, they provide training and support to arts leaders and equip them to effectively manage and lead their organizations.


Fundamentally, they believe all people have the right and access to justice. They support organizations that help free, rescue, or provide access to the oppressed and the vulnerable.


With intention, they aim to train, equip, support, and develop leaders.

Dick DeVos at a check presentation to the First Tee of Central Florida

In 2022, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation donated $8.7M to a total of 122 organizations, placing it in the nation’s top 6 percent of family foundations. To learn more about the foundation and the work it supports visit https://www.dbdvfoundation.org/giving