NCRP looks at the latest data to track giving to underserved communities, social justice philanthropy, general operating support and multi-year funding for 2011.
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.
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE