Little comprehensive research about what the charitable accounts, known as DAFs, are supporting has been conducted until now.
Decades of data indicate that over time, the foundations gave less to the founder’s own community and religious causes. But the share of their donations supporting social movements rose.
Muslims also gave more to causes tied to relief from economic and health problems that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asking for input is more common than letting stakeholders help set a foundation’s priorities or giving them any say where grant money flows.
Even after the #MeToo movement hit its stride, support for these organizations still made up only a sliver of all charitable donations in 2018.
Experiments in the US and Italy that observed people’s charitable choices found similar results: People tend to prefer to help local communities.
Larger shares of Asian, Black and Hispanic people are donating to these nonprofits, compared with white donors. They are also more likely to give to others through less formal channels.
Normally, giving declines when the economy contracts. But charitable donations grew anyway, two researchers explain.
A research team found that crowdfunding is a popular way to support social justice causes. They also determined that little of this charitable giving supports strangers.
Behavioral economics, long employed in grocery stores to guide customers to certain products, could be employed by food banks and pantries to encourage healthier choices.
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.
Arts organizations have been particularly hard hit, but many may benefit from new sources of emergency government funding.
In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
Whether they are single or married, giving as a group or on their own, women express their generosity in distinct ways.
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.
Nicknaming a lake, planning your route or simply seeing a ‘Welcome to your park’ sign can help visitors feel more like a public place is their own to some degree.
Nonprofits are being forced to do more with less money, which may force many of them to close within the next couple of years.
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.
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.