National Philanthropic Trust's Blog
National Philanthropic Trust has worked hard to become a world-class charity for more than 15 years. We are the nation’s largest independent provider of donor-advised funds; we’ve raised nearly $3 billion for charitable assets; and we publish the industry’s preeminent annual report on the donor-advised fund market. With that success come a few great benefits—like being asked to create our own video series.
A large portion of the assets were in alternative investments and the donor hoped to retain his investment approach.
Last month, the Congressional Research Service released an analysis of donor-advised funds. It uses more recent data than the Treasury Department’s report, which came out late last year.
While the CRS document shared many of the same statistical findings as the Treasury’s report, it analyzed the data differently and made other assumptions resulting in very different conclusions.
The donor was worried that his family's diverse interests and locations would make shared advising of the fund too complicated.
For years, my brothers and I have been searching for an appropriate way to honor our beloved Annie Eason. Annie was our housekeeper, our “other mother” and a member of our family for over 63 years. For us, recommending a grant in her memory wasn’t enough.
Today marked a first for Philadelphia philanthropists and nonprofits. The 2012 Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the country's preeminent study on charitable giving in America, was presented at a breakfast this morning.
NPT recently launched our new affiliate: NPT Charitable Asset Trust (NPT CAT). “The CAT” is a public charity in the trust form. It offers tax advantages for donors who gift certain types assets—particularly those in the illiquid form.
As we celebrate Memorial Day and honor our country’s fallen heroes, I wanted to share with you the ways in which National Philanthropic Trust donors have recently helped the men, women and families of the United States military.
“Daughters of the Declaration” by Claire Gaudiani and David Graham Burnett