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Thursday, 28th February 2008

Statistics: Foundation Giving Trends (2008 Edition, Highlights Only)

From the summary:

The nation's largest foundations increased funding for all major subject areas in 2006, with a record number of exceptionally large grants helping to drive this growth. According to Foundation Giving Trends (2008 Edition), released today by the Foundation Center, six out of 10 fields posted double-digit rates of growth in the latest year, led by the field of international affairs/development/peace, which grew 72.5 percent.

Other key findings in the report:

* International giving overall increased 48.4 percent, driven by strong gains in funding for international affairs/development/peace and health.
* Foundations awarded a record 386 grants of $5 million or more in 2006.
* The 16.4 percent growth in grant dollars awarded by sampled foundations in 2006 followed a far more modest 6.1 percent gain in the prior year.

See Also: Highlights (Full Text is Fee-Based)
4 pages; PDF.

Source: Foundation Center


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