The Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund announced yesterday the results of a new study of charitable givers in America showing that women are playing a prominent role in their households and communities when it comes to philanthropy. Almost half of women surveyed say they have the … [Read more...] about High-Income Women Emerge As Most Sophisticated Of All Givers
by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin The new “economic reality” has impacted non-profits and donors in many ways. One of the little-discussed but very important aspects addresses how donors can pay for their generous pledges. A trend that has emerged within the past few mon … [Read more...] about Donor Advised Funds Replacing Family Foundations: Less Control But Lower Costs?
More Than a Third of Family Foundations Are Either Uncertain About Lifespan or Expect to Spend Down While existing in perpetuity continues to be the norm for the majority of family foundations, a quarter say they are currently undecided about their life-span options and a … [Read more...] about Family Foundations Consider Their Options
Funders Will Rely More on Non-grantmaking Activities to Achieve Goals New York, NY - April 20, 2009. Close to two-thirds of foundations responding to a new Foundation Center survey expect to reduce the number and/or the size of grants they award in 2009. According to … [Read more...] about Foundations Expect to Reduce Grants in 2009
In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, the more than 75,000 U.S. grantmaking foundations nevertheless increased their giving 2.8 percent in 2008 to an estimated $45.6 billion, according to Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2009 Edition), released … [Read more...] about Foundation Giving Grew Modestly in 2008