New study on planned giving reveals key insights into donor motivations and behaviors

Published November 7, 2019

A new Special Report from Giving USA Foundation, Leaving a Legacy: A New Look at Planned Giving Donors, investigates understudied area of philanthropy CHICAGO November 6, 2019 —Although bequest giving accounted for 9% of the $427.1 billion contributed to charity in 2018, and bequest contributions have exceeded $30 billion in the past four years, research […]

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Giving USA 2019 : Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 amid complex year for charitable giving

Published June 18, 2019

Shaped by a mixture of countervailing economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation CHICAGO [June 18, 2019] — Amid a complex climate for charitable giving, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018, according to Giving USA 2019: […]

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JUST RELEASED: Special Report, The Data on Donor-Advised Funds: New Insights You Need to Know

Published February 28, 2018

Where do donor-advised fund grants go? Education and religion attract the most dollars, Special Report on Donor-Advised Funds from Giving USA Foundation™ and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds CHICAGO—Donor-advised funds are frequently identified as one of the fastest-growing vehicles for charitable giving, but the question of where those donor-advised fund grant dollars […]

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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 and the Golden Years

Philanthropy May be Imperative for the Future of Aging Services

Published February 17, 2017

A Giving USA report looks at the importance of philanthropy in the aging services sector By 2060, it is estimated that the population of Americans over 65 will climb to 98.2 million – double the estimated population in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But a report from Giving USA Foundation questions how aging […]

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