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National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is a public charity founded in 1996. Since that time we have made more than 273,000 grants totaling $6.8 billion to charities all over the world. We have raised $13.5 billion in charitable contributions and currently manage $8.1 billion in charitable assets. NPT ranks among the largest grantmaking institutions in the United States.
Our mission is to increase philanthropy in society. We do so by working with thousands of the world’s most generous and inspired philanthropists, who use our donor-advised funds to support the causes that are most important to them.
Donor-advised funds are philanthropy’s most popular giving vehicle and ours are uniquely flexible. With $25,000 or more, an individual, family, trust, corporation, or nonprofit organization can open a donor-advised fund account with NPT.
National Philanthropic Trust is proud to work together with our donors to tackle overwhelmingly large problems like poverty on an international scale while also supporting small charities that serve hyperlocal communities. Whatever a donor’s charitable goals, NPT’s response is the same: Your vision is our purpose.
Let’s get started on realizing your charitable ideals and maximizing your philanthropic impact. To learn more about how our charitable vehicles can work for you, please send us an email or call us at (888) 878-7900.
Our donors’ charitable aspirations are wide-reaching and diverse.
Our donors provide food to people who are hungry and seek solutions to poverty.
Our donors give to environmental stewardship and sustainability causes.
Our donors close gaps in funding that limit access to arts and cultural activities and education.
NPT’s donors recommended more than 36,000 grants totaling $905 million in 2017. Those grants supported over 15,000 qualified charities in 36 countries. Donors can recommend grants as small as $250. In 2017, our largest grant was $37 million.
Learn more about the advantages of philanthropy with an NPT donor-advised fund in our Frequently Asked Questions.