National Philanthropic Trust's Blog
Impact investing is a concept that has been around for nearly 40 years—although the term we use now to describe it didn’t exist until 2007. No matter what you call it, impact investing is entering mainstream philanthropy.
Charities providing direct relief from Hurricane Matthew
NPT has been tracking data for over 1,000 charities that sponsor donor-advised funds (DAFs) for the last several years. Here are the charities that granted the most from DAFs over the past two years.
Charitable giving is one place where Millennials are already making their mark. Understanding what drives Millennials in their daily lives will help those who work with them, advise them or want to tap into their fundraising potential understand how to speak to them.
We are proud to announce that “A History of Modern Philanthropy,” a one-of-a-kind digital resource about the past 500 years of global philanthropy, launched today at HistoryofGiving.org. The new digital exhibition, curated by NPT, highlights 200 moments in philanthropic history.
For 75 years, the USO has been a household name and representation of the support American people provide for its military servicemembers. Its mission has been unchanged and is still as relevant as it was in 1941.
National Philanthropic Trust’s ninth annual Donor-Advised Fund Report identified record highs for the fourth consecutive year in each key data point, with significant year-over-year growth.
For a long time, donors supported charities that were close to home or with which they were very familiar, like their alma mater or religious institution. Now, donors are giving globally, supporting issues that go beyond their community. This is Part I in a blog series on Trends in Philanthropy.
Today, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2015, its 60th annual report on giving. This year’s edition of Giving USA reports that American philanthropy is growing stronger and reaching new highs. In 2014, Americans surpassed the peak–last seen before the Great Recession–giving an estimated $358.38 billion to charity, a 5.4 percent increase from the prior year.