Philanthropy

Giving In Greater Philadelphia 2014: A report on regional philanthropy

Hardly a week goes by without Philanthropy Network being asked about the state of giving in the Greater Philadelphia region. Funders, nonprofits, businesses, government and media want to know: What are the sources of philanthropy? What are the priorities? What are the trends? And yes, how much is being donated?

This study begins to answer those questions.

Our goal was to produce information that would be current and relevant, so we used a survey of our members as the basis for the report, supplementing the findings with pre-existing data for context where it made sense (see Methodology and Data on page 13). Taking this approach to the research means that we have not captured all of the giving in our region, whether by organizations or individuals, so totals will be understated. It does mean that we are presenting timely and practical information from a sample of funders that are among the most active and committed in Greater Philadelphia.


Published: November 2014
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