A quick look at recent giving by foundations and corporations in the Greater Washington region.
Facts, Figures, Trends
The 86,000 private foundations with less than $50 million in assets account for 98% of all foundations in the United States; however, data about this “super majority” is scant because most private foundation research looks only at the wealthiest 2% of grantmaking philanthropies.
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 in Summer 2014. The data tell a positive story about philanthropy in our region.
Philanthropic giving in the Greater Washington region increased more than twice as much as the rest of the country in 2012.
Our Region, Our Giving 2012
Our Region, Our Giving 2011
Our Region, Our Giving 2010
Our Region, Our Giving 2009
Our Region, Our Giving 2008