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U.S. Foundations Gave $54.7 Billion in 2013, Report Finds

November 18, 2014

Giving by U.S. Foundations grew to a record $52 billion in 2012 and is projected to reach $54.7 billion for 2013, a report from Foundation Center finds. According to the 2014 edition of Key Facts on U.S. Foundations (8 pages, PDF), the nation’s 86,192 private and community foundations held $715 billion in total assets in  Read More »


Doing well at doing good: Why there’s more to giving than checkbook philanthropy

October 22, 2014

Survey findings Virtually everyone gives—but few believe their giving is effective Women and men approach giving differently Millennials are redefining philanthropy Thoughtful planning drives confidence in giving Most investors happily embrace—and act on—the impulse to give back. But a survey of high net worth investors reveals a common thread of uncertainty about the effectiveness of  Read More »

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How America Gives

October 9, 2014

As Wealthy Give Smaller Share of Income to Charity, Middle Class Digs Deeper Using the IRS data, The Chronicle was able to track gifts to charity at the state, county, metropolitan-area, and ZIP code levels. The data were for gifts to charity among taxpayers who itemize deductions on their tax forms. It captured $180-billion that  Read More »

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ACF introduces The New Arizona Prize

August 15, 2014

The Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy, is pleased to announce The New Arizona Prize—a philanthropic prize competition aimed at creating the Arizona of tomorrow: a state where innovation thrives, where ingenuity is supported and where the best thinking is harnessed to create long-term, positive solutions to  Read More »