The face of philanthropy is rapidly changing. Established foundations play a visible and powerful role in charitable giving, yet the vast majority of philanthropy -80%- still comes from individuals. Women, younger donors and members of racial, ethnic and tribal communities are becoming significant contributers. For many underserved communities, giving has been there for a long time, but now these contributions are being recognized. Today’s givers come from a wider economic spectrum than before. And, donors are increasingly investing through new (or, newly popular) giving vehicles, including funds at community foundations, affiliated funds and giving circles.
In This Area
- New Giving Trends
There are a wide variety of ways in which people give philanthropically. Learn more about the different options, vehicles, and ways to give.
- Giving Circles Knowledge Center
The Giving Circles Knowledge Center is full of useful information, resources, sample documents, and inspiration for starting and maintaining giving circles.
- Racial, Ethnic & Tribal Philanthropy Knowledge Center
Explore information, stories, profiles and how-to resources for racial, ethnic, and tribal funds to structure their giving for greater impact in the Racial, Ethnic and Tribal Philanthropy Knowledge Center.
- Rural Philanthropy
This category contains practical information on how to start and manage a rural fund, and other useful resources on how to grow philanthropy in rural areas.
- How to Promote Giving
Learn more about the ways in which organizations and individuals can increase the amount of financial resources (i.e. money) which goes to non-profit organizations.