This year's edition of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' Our Region, Our Giving takes a comprehensive look at how the economic crisis impacted philanthropy in our region. Total giving and assets dropped considerably - 8 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively - but a closer look at the region's leaders reveals a different narrative.
Despite major asset losses as high as 45 percent, about half of the top funders actually increased their giving, one by more than 47 percent. Even funders that reduced giving from the previous year did so sparingly considering their asset losses.
This year's edition of Our Region, Our Giving was produced in partnership with the Foundation Center and made possible through generous support from Capital One.