What Fundraising Professionals Are Saying

“I often talk about the Giving USA Executive Summary information with family foundation and nonprofit boards. The data is invaluable in building knowledge and deconstructing myths about giving. It’s an essential part of my toolkit for building a culture of philanthropy.”

Susan Ingmire
President
Ignite Philanthropy Advisors

“Giving USA is critical resource in tracking trends in the sector, in particular because of the long-term view it provides. In addition to giving us a rich view both of fluctuations in giving sources and distribution patterns, it also provides an estimate for giving to religious organizations. This is important because it can often be a blind spot in research because these organizations aren’t required to file an annual financial report with the IRS.”

Amy Comer
Director
Customer & Market Insights, Blackbaud, Inc.

“I look forward to the Giving USA report every year to better help me work with not for profit organizations and our private foundation clients. The data helps me to better understand the philanthropic world around me and, many times, confirms what I see on a day to day basis. We can better serve our clients when we have research data. It helps us to better explain and structure gifts to meet both the needs of our individual clients and the missions they wish to advance.”

Heidi B. Jark
Managing Director & Vice President
The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank

“Giving USA is the main source for our industry’s most reliable charitable giving information. They identify trends, provide great data and embrace the spirit for how Americans engage in making the world a better place. Every philanthropic professional I know uses the data and quotes it regularly. I eagerly await to see what their findings will report every June. On behalf of the working professionals I express my gratitude to them for their scientific and disciplined approach to their work.”

Eileen Heisman
CEO
National Philanthropic Trust

Latest Insights

JUST RELEASED: Giving USA Special Report on Giving to Religion

Published October 24, 2017

Religiously affiliated people more likely to donate, whether to place of worship or other charitable organizations, new report finds. Special Report on Giving to Religion from Giving USA Foundation™ and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy explores religious giving in an era of declining affiliation and attendance. At a time when affiliation with a religion […]

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Giving USA 2017 Infographic

See the numbers – Giving USA 2017 Infographic

Published June 12, 2017

Who gave and who received in 2016? See the numbers and major giving trends on Giving USA‘s infographic. [Click to view full-size]

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Giving USA 2017

Giving USA 2017: Total Charitable Donations Rise to New High of $390.05 Billion

Published

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Giving by individuals grows nearly 4 percent, driving the rise in total giving; contributions to all nine major philanthropy subsectors increase—the sixth time in the last four decades. American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report […]

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  • We acknowledge our Platinum Sponsor, DonorPerfect, for their generous support of this year's publication.

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    November 08, 2017

    NOVEMBER 8 GURIN FORUM, “IMPACT OF RELIGION ON PHILANTHROPY”

    2017 Gurin Forum, “The Impact of Charitable Giving on Philanthropy” Wednesday, November 8, 11:00am-12:30pm Live Webcast from Chicago Cost: Free REGISTER HERE Each year, religion receives the largest proportion of charitable support. In 2016, that represented $122.94 billion, more than twice the amount given to the next highest nonprofit sector, education, which received $59.77 billion. […]

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