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Years of giving

This tracks fiscal years that run from July 1 – June 30. The annual numbers are cumulative since inception.

Year 0_

’96

Pennsylvania approves NPT’s Articles of Incorporation, and the IRS issues its determination letter confirming NPT’s tax-exempt status as a public charity.

Eileen R. Heisman is hired as Vice President.

NPT accepts its first gift of $1 million.

Articles of Incorporation and IRS Determination Letter

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1997

Year 1_

’97

NPT begins its online presence with the launch of nptrust.org.

The front page of National Philanthropic Trust’s legacy website featuring the organization’s mission statement and listing the services NPT offers.

NPT Board Chair Wolcott Henry leads by example and embodies the NPT Mission, establishing a fund to support oceanic conservation.

1996
1998

Year 2_

’98

NPT continues to grow brand awareness and conducts direct fundraising through appearances at national conferences and a regular schedule of one-on-one meetings with donors and estate representatives.

Forest with sunlight coming through the trees

Donor Testimonial: Making Giving Simple

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1997
1999

Year 3_

’99

Elaine Chao is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees.

The School Philanthropy Program, a group of DAFs used to teach students at four Philadelphia-area schools about philanthropy and the importance of giving, is opened.

1998
2000

Year 4_

’00

NPT creates its first Supporting Organization.

NPT begins offering online grantmaking services, which results in an increased capacity to meet the needs of its donors and advisors.

1999
2001

Year 5_

’01

NPT moves into a shared suite at Two Pitcairn Place.

NPT receives the “Outstanding Fundraising Initiative” award from The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Sharon Mueller is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees.

The September 11th Children’s Fund

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2000
2002

Year 6_

’02

Andrew Hastings joins NPT as Vice President.

Woman having her eyes scanned.

Grant Stories: Mobile Eye Hospital

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2001
2003

Year 7_

’03

NPT adds a second Supporting Organization.

NPT launches its own private-label program.

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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walks

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2002
2004

Year 8_

’04

NPT relaunches its own branded donor-advised fund program.

NPT has its own office space for the first time.

NPT adds another Financial Service Partner.

NPT establishes the Breast Cancer Field of Interest Fund using a portion of the funds from the Susan G. Komen® 3-Day Walks.

Happy people handing out supplies.

Grant Stories: Food Bank Support

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2003
2005

Year 9_

’05

NPT DAF donors give $881,000 to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Christopher Liedel is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees.

2004
2006

Year 10_

’06

NPT establishes its 1,000th donor-advised fund account.

NPT adds its third Supporting Organization.

NPT is named “Outstanding Fundraising Organization of the Year” by The Association of Fundraising Professionals—Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

The front page of a 2006 publication titled “Donor-Advised Fund Market: An analysis of the overall market and trends compiled by National Philanthropic Trust,” featuring the current-day NPT logo in the upper left-hand corner.

NPT Releases the First DAF Repoirt

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2005
2007

Year 11_

’07

NPT’s publication, A Chronological History of Philanthropy in the United States, is honored as “Brochure of the Year” by the American Business Awards.

NPT is ranked among the “Top 100 Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Happy doctor speaking to woman and child.

Grant Stories: National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

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2006
2008

Year 12_

’08

NPT awards $15 Million in grants through its Breast Cancer Field of Interest Fund.

Shirley Eis is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees.

NPT partners with global hospitality chain to launch a community grants program.

2007
2009

Year 13_

’09

NPT adds another Financial Service Partner.

Howard Brownstein is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees

Hands together with water washing over them.

Grant Stories: Clean Water

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2008
2010

Year 14_

’10

NPT adds another Financial Service Partner.

Jeffrey Lauterbach is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees

Medical team carrying orange stretcher

Grant Stories: Haitian Earthquake Disaster Relief

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2009
2011

Year 15_

’11

NPT accepts first contribution of non-cash assets.

NPT adds fourth Supporting Organization.

NPT hires first full-time staff based on the West Coast.

Woman slightly smiling at camera wearing a pink breast cancer awareness pin on collar.

Saint Agatha Foundation

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2010
2012

Year 16_

’12

NPT has most successful Giving Season to date, due in part to public perception of the “Fiscal Cliff” as a threat to the charitable deduction.

NPT supports inaugural Giving Tuesday.

NPT launches new version of nptrust.org.

Screenshot from the Giving Legacies page of the 2012 version of the NPT website.
Medical provider listening to child's breath with stethoscope.

Grant Stories: The Fund for Global Health and Development

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2011
2013

Year 17_

’13

NPT adds its fifth Supporting Organization.

Wayne R. Walker is elected Chair of NPT’s Board of Trustees.

United States flag and United Kingdom flag blowing in the wind together.

Across the Pond: NPT UK (now NPT Transatlantic) is Founded

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2012
2014

Year 18_

’14

NPT launches the Philanthropic Advisory Network to support effective and strategic giving.

NPT adds another Financial Service Partner.

Andrew Hastings is promoted to Chief Development Officer.

NPT adds its sixth Supporting Organization.

Imagination Institute text in white with a light blue background with great icons in the background.

Grant Stories: The Imagination Institute

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2013
2015

Year 19_

’15

NPT is named Philanthropy Offering Finalist at the Family Wealth Report Awards.

Gil Nusbaum named as General Counsel.

NPT introduces impact investment notes as an investment option.

Vaccine droplets into small vials.

Grant Stories: The Fight Against Ebola

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2014
2016

Year 20_

’16

NPT adds its seventh and eighth Supporting Organizations.

NPT launches A History of Modern Philanthropy, a digital resource detailing 500 years of global philanthropy.

Screenshot from NPT website with a quote from John Gardner on top of an older black and white photo.

NPT adds two more Financial Service Partners.

NPT launches Concierge Services for DAFs with more than $5 million.

René Paradis is named Chief Financial Officer.

NPT raises over $1 billion during Giving Season for the first time.

Group talking about something serious.

Grant Stories: Addiction and Recovery Support

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2015
2017

Year 21_

’17

NPT’s History of Giving is named a Hermes Creative Award Platinum Winner by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

NPT adds socially responsible exchange-traded funds to its impact investing options.

Man handing supplies to child

Grant Stories: Maria, Irma, and Harvey – Hurricane Relief Efforts

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2016
2018

Year 22_

’18

Ellen McGuinn becomes Chief Financial Officer.

René Paradis becomes Chief Operating Officer.

Colorful collage of woman's face on wall.

Grant Stories: Museums and Cultural Centers

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2017
2019

Year 23_

’19

NPT launches a new British charity as its second international affiliate.

Partnering with CapShift, NPT offers four proprietary impact investing options: economic mobility, environmental stewardship, gender lens and broad social impact.

The Capshift Logo with a stylized letter C that maintains an appearance of origami folding above a purple background.

NPT rebrands NPT UK as NPT Transatlantic, which remains a dual-qualified charity.

Jenna Mulhall-Brereton joins NPT as Chief Philanthropic Services Officer.

Happy children holding white boxes.

Global Impact: NPT Transatlantic and NPT UK

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2018
2020

Year 24_

’20

Eileen R. Heisman named to The Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 for the seventh time.

A banner promoting the Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50 list for 2020, with gold and white sparkles in the background.

Suzanne Yoon is elected NPT’s Chair of the Board of Trustees.

NPT transitions to a fully remote working environment due to COVID-19.

NPT UK celebrates 1 year anniversary.

NPT achieves certified platinum status on GuideStar.

A seal with an amorphous polygon in the center, with the text “Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020” surrounding the seal.
Say Their Names graphic

Grant Stories: Supporting Racial Justice

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2019
2021

Year 25_

’21

NPT hires Disciplina to provide investment consultation and management services.

A Disciplina Logo above a dark blue background with a stylized letter “D” shaped with lime-green curved lines.

NPT delays DAF report for the first time ever due to COVID-19.

NPT publishes the COVID-19 Grantmaking Survey.

Donor-Advised Fund COVID Grantmaking Survey cover.

Eileen R. Heisman participates in GivingUSA’s 2021 launch panel discussion: Perspectives on Philanthropy.

Giving USA’s logo with an large, orange, serif-typeface “G” to the side and text beneath reading “A public service initiative of The Giving Institute.”

NPT publishes an anti-racism grantmaking guide for donors written by Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland.

Scientists wearing protective gear.

DAF Donors Support COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

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2020