Giving USA Annual Report

Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.

For over 60 years, fundraisers, nonprofit leaders, donors and volunteers, scholars, and other individuals who work in or with the charitable sector have counted on Giving USA to provide the most comprehensive charitable giving data available. No other source provides the context for annual giving like Giving USA. Giving USA’s long history is the result of its time-tested adherence to using the most rigorous methodologies available for estimating total charitable giving in the U.S. each year. This includes incorporating the most up-to-date data and methodological approaches available within the estimating procedures it uses year after year.

Giving USA 2016

Overview of Giving USA

The production and release of Giving USA is the result of the collaborative efforts of Giving USA Foundation™, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute, and The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Together, the research team at The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the fundraising professionals from The Giving Institute, work diligently to provide the most accurate estimates and trend data on charitable giving. First published in 1956, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in the United States.

Read our 2015 Giving USA Spotlight: Celebrating Service to Philanthropy (available for free download from the Giving USA store).

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