According to Crain’s New York Business, fundraising for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee jumped 7.1% to $240 million last year.
The country’s biggest charities saw a 3.5% jump in gifts to a total of $70.3 billion last year, but much of the gains were in the form of product donations. For nonprofits that depend primarily on cash donations, giving was flat, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy‘s annual look at the 400 charities that raise the most in private support, released Monday.
… The list included a range of nonprofits, including universities and hospitals. Fifty-one of the groups are based in New York.
Not every organization suffered. The United States Fund for Unicef, ranked 29th on the list, was the New York group that brought in the most fundraising dollars. Donations were up 5.7% from the previous year, to $450 million. New York University raised $349 million, up 4.3% from the previous year; and fundraising for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee jumped 7.1% to $240 million.