2013 was a time of change in this region’s philanthropic community. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ended their philanthropic giving. The Freddie Mac Foundation began winding down its grantmaking in 2013, and disbursed their final grants this year. And looking ahead, two longtime local funders will soon be sunsetting their grantmaking.
But, our outlook is by no means bleak. In the latest edition of Our Region, Our Giving, we dig into data on giving, assets, funding practices, and trends in the sector that we collected from our member foundations and corporate giving programs earlier this year. The data tell a positive story about philanthropy in our region.