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Arizona Gives Day: April 5, 2016

October 14, 2015

Mark your calendar! Arizona Grantmakers Forum is excited to partner with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits for next year’s Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The 2015 event raised over $2,000,000 for Arizona nonprofits and we think that we can all work together to beat that next year.

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Charitable Giving Jumped 7.1 Percent in 2014 ‘Giving USA’ Finds

June 24, 2015

via Philanthropy News Digest Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations reached an estimated $358.38 billion in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the Great Recession, the sixtieth anniversary edition of Giving USA reports. Produced by the Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the report found that giving increased 7.1  Read More »

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AGF Hires New CEO Laurie Liles

May 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arizona Grantmakers Forum Names Laurie Liles as Chief Executive Officer Former Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Executive to Lead AGF’s Focus on Building Strong Statewide Presence and Expanding Arizona Philanthropic Sector’s Capacity Phoenix, Ariz. (May 26, 2015) – The Arizona Grantmakers Forum Board of Directors today announced that Laurie Liles will become  Read More »

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Study Summary: Giving Holds Up at Smaller Foundations Despite Slowed Asset Growth

May 21, 2015

By Eden Stiffman Summary: The report examined the 2014 grant making and investment activities of 769 small and midsize foundations, all Foundation Source clients, compared with last year. All foundations included in the report have assets of less than $50 million. The study showed that small and midsize foundations consistently distribute more than the minimum-required  Read More »

Giving Is Expected to Rise Nearly 5% This Year and Next, Study Predicts

February 25, 2015

Philanthropic giving is expected to increase 4.8 percent this year, and 4.9 percent in 2016, exceeding the average rate of growth in gifts since the recession, according to a forecast released Tuesday. Gifts from individuals, corporations, estates, and foundations are all expected to increase, according to the Philanthropy Outlook, a set of projections made by  Read More »