More than $5.25 billion in grants to over 125,000 charities were recommended by Fidelity Charitable donors so far in 2019, breaking the full year record of $5.2 billion granted in 2018. The more than 955,000 donor-recommended grants took place in the first ten months of the year, with Giving Season still yet to begin. Since its inception in 1991, Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity and the nation’s largest grantmaker, has made more than $40 billion in donor-recommended grants to more than 294,000 charities.
Fidelity Charitable donors focused not only on causes in their local communities, but also on issues facing the world at large. This year’s record $5.25 billion in donor-recommended grants included support to charities focused on disaster relief, addiction recovery, rainforest conservation, and 9/11 first responders.