The first survey of its kind in 15 years also indicated that the number of couples in which one partner makes decisions about giving for the whole household is rising.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
Two scholars of philanthropy and geography who reviewed the numbers see cause for concern about the agility and priorities of grantmakers during a crisis.
In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
While support for social services and historically black colleges and universities rose sharply, these donors spent a tiny fraction of what the government distributed to people who needed help.
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
The number of people assisted by food banks had been growing over the two decades before the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, these nonprofits are facing even more demand.
Even after donors boosted their charitable giving at other times of the year, people donated 25% more than in 2019 through the annual campaign.
By not attaching any strings to the money, championing representation and generally taking care to respect nonprofit leaders, she's following five best practices.
No matter who chooses whom, many sponsors of children in need see God as the real driving force when they enter this arrangement with far-away strangers.
A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
The internet ushered in new ways of raising money, particularly with the rise of crowdfunding. But making appeals for cash on social media represents an entirely different phenomenon.
Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
Two scholars have found links between generosity and physical attractiveness.
The trend of paying housekeepers unable to do their work and ordering takeout when it isn't essential can be seen broadly as a form of charitable giving, according to philanthropy researchers.
Any HBCU closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially hinder the careers of many Black Americans.
Due to a 'once-in-a-century crisis,' five big foundations are spending more of their assets on grants than usual. Some are issuing bonds to finance their extra support for nonprofits.
Food pantries, the providers of services to the homeless and similar organizations now face enormous challenges.
It's too soon to say what will happen with philanthropy in 2020, but looking at 2019 may offer some clues.