The Philanthropic Landscape

The Philanthropic Landscape 2011

May 2013

Did the top 1,121 U.S. foundations award more in grants that specifically help and empower those that have been historically underserved like the poor, women and girls, senior citizens and others? Did they increase their flexible grants to nonprofits serving our communities? Check out the latest set of fact sheets that look at these giving trends in 2011.

Each fact sheet includes a list of top funders for each type of giving by share and total amount.


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The State of Giving to Underserved Communities 2011

May 2013

Numbers from The State of Giving to Underserved Communities 2011 show that there was a slight increase in giving to benefit marginalized groups, broadly defined, such as the economically disadvantaged, racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ citizens and others, at 42 percent in 2011 compared to 40 percent average in 2008-2010.

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The State of Social Justice Philanthropy 2011

May 2013

According to The State of Social Justice Philanthropy 2011 giving around policy and community engagement to address pressing social problems dipped to 12 percent, compared to the 15 percent average in 2008-2010.

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The State of General Operating Support 2011

May 2013

The State of General Operating Support 2011 found some hopeful signs: we saw a notable bump in share of grant dollars reported as core support, from 16 percent average in 2008-2010 to 24 percent in 2011.

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The State of Multi-Year Funding 2011

May 2013

Looking at the 2011 data, The State of Multi-Year Funding found that nearly 90 percent of the top U.S. foundations in the sample did not report any multi-year grantmaking in 2011, which is consistent with results from previous years' analyses.

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