After Inflation, Foundations Gave Less in 2011
Giving by U.S. foundations lost ground to inflation in 2011 even as total giving increased by 2.2% to an estimated $46.9 billion, according to a study released Thursday by the Foundation Center.
Crowdfunding Enters the Charitable Giving Tool Kit
Nonprofit organizations and other charitable groups focused on worthy causes are always on the lookout for new ways to raise funds. Crowdfunding, an offshoot of crowdsourcing, is gaining traction as a tool for nonprofits and philanthropists.
5 Online Tools to Facilitate Charitable Giving
Many donors, especially those who are planning large gifts, want to know how to make their gifts more effective or to fill gaps in funding. Several online providers can meet these needs.
Financial Crisis Takes Toll on Social Justice Giving: Foundation Center
The global financial crisis has disproportionately affected grant makers who work on issues ranging from human rights to environmental justice, and their recovery remains in jeopardy, according to a new report released last week by Foundation Center.
Foundations Increasingly Using Investment Assets to Achieve Social Benefit
Grant makers holding a fifth of all U.S. foundation assets are investing endowment dollars to further their charitable missions, according to a Foundation Center report released last week.
Charity Fundraising Stagnant in First Half: Study
What a difference a year doesn’t make. Changes in charitable giving for the first half of 2011 were similar to all of 2010.
States’ Budget Woes Cut Hole in Nonprofits, Foundation Center Finds
The thousands of U.S. nonprofit organizations that depend on state government grants for at least part of their funding are being hurt by cuts to public services many states are making in order to balance their budgets.