Giving USA 2020

Giving USA 2020: Charitable giving showed solid growth, climbing to $449.64 billion in 2019, one of the highest years for giving on record

Published June 16, 2020

New Giving USA report shows strength of Americans’ charitable support and provides baseline, context for current uncertain philanthropic environment CHICAGO [June 16, 2020] — American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019, placing it among the highest years ever for charitable giving, according to findings in Giving […]

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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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Donor Advised Funds and Donor Research: How They Can Work Together

Published July 5, 2019

By Liz Corney Content Marketing Manager at iWave. What is a Donor Advised Fund? Donor advised funds are now the fastest-growing philanthropic vehicle. Although they’ve been around since the 1930s, they have been growing in popularity since the 1990s. In 2018 they accounted for more than 3% of all charitable giving in the United States. […]

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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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Giving USA 2018

Giving USA 2018: Americans Gave $410.02 Billion to Charity in 2017, Crossing the $400 Billion Mark for the First Time

Published June 13, 2018

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Stock market, economic conditions helped drive solid growth in contributions across the board CHICAGO [June 12, 2018]— Powered by a booming stock market and a strong economy, charitable giving by American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations to U.S. charities surged to an estimated $410.02 billion in 2017, according to Giving USA 2018: […]

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Campaign

Published April 25, 2018

By Abigail Jarvis, Director of Content, Qgiv It’s really no surprise that peer-to-peer fundraising has seen a boost in popularity alongside the rise of social media. After all, this fundraising strategy relies on social networking. Social media makes it easier than ever for your supporters to directly appeal to their social networks! But the value […]

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Tax Reform’s Effects on Philanthropy: Assessing the Landscape Four Months Later

Published April 4, 2018

By Peter Fissinger, President and CEO, Campbell & Company Nearly four months ago, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), legislation that could impact charitable giving in a number of significant ways. By now, we’ve all heard the projections: itemizers could decrease by 27 million and giving could drop by as […]

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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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