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Philanthropy Delaware strengthens the impact of philanthropy through information, developing strategic connections among members, community, and resources. To this end, Philanthropy Delaware provides resources and reports on emerging trends and issues in the field of philanthropy. 


National Philanthropy Trends (Philanthropy Delaware, April 2021) Looking at the national data in 2019 of total giving, by source, and insights of how the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has impacted national giving. 

Philanthropy Outlook 2020 & 2021 (Marts & Lundy; Inidiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)
In 2020 and 2021, total giving is expected to be higher than the historical 10-year, 25-year, and 40-year annualized average rates of growth. 


The 2020 Map of the Nonprofit Economy (Nonprofit Quarterly, February 2020
This chart identifies ten major sources of revenue for US nonprofits, the ten major activity areas of charitable organizations and pipelines indicating the relative amount of money flowing from each source to each activity area.  Highlights include the various flows of the nonprofit sector with $2 trillion in revenue, 12 million employees, and 63 million volunteers.  Click here to see large image of chart. 


11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021 - Anticipate and embrace what’s next (Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grant Valley State University) In the fifth edition of the annual report, this report takes a deeper look backward, as well as forward, to reflect on the trends highlighted since 2017 and to see what progress (or regress) they’ve made. It is recognized each trend now needed to be considered within the context of a global health and economic crisis with huge diversity, equity, and inclusion implications.

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020 - Increased Attention to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)(Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grant Valley State University) - Nationally, philanthropists have increased their investments towards achieving SDGs, most notably towards Quality of Education ($64.3 billion); Good Health and Well-Being ($50.7 billion); and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions ($16.0 billion) (Johnson Center, 2019). Source: Philanthropy and the SDGs, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Philanthropy Roadmap, April 2019


Giving Pie for Nonprofits 
Delaware is unique in that the Giving by Foundation and Corporate in total double the national average. In addition, Giving by Individuals is 13% lower than the national average. Read Philanthropy Delaware's President Blog: "The Giving Pie in Delaware" (November 22, 2019). 

Note: Public Society Benefit includes Community Economic Development, Civic Engagement, Advocacy, and Justice Programs)


Charitable Deduction

The message is clear: Americans want to protect the charitable deduction. 

Check out the recent data collected by the Charitable Giving Coalition on charitable giving in America and learn from the Giving USA where the generosity is coming from and where the dollars are going.

Source: WalletHub

Most Charitable States in America - image above. 

Delaware ranks 5th in "Volunteering & Service" and 48th in "Charitable Giving Rank"

Source: Charities Aid Foundation, "World Giving Index 2018"

Source: WalletHub


Nonprofit Research and Reports 

The 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report,Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin no. 47. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, January 2019). 

Delaware Nonprofit Profile (Oct. 2019) Independent Sector - The Nonprofit Sector in DELAWARE

State of the Sector Report (2016)- One-pager summary of the Delaware nonprofit sector, along with government funding trends. 

Delaware's Philanthropic Sector: A Post-Recession Assessment (2012) - An examination of the nonprofit organizations active in Delaware and the individual giving and organized philanthropy that support them. 

Philanthropy in the First State: Delaware's Nonprofits, Individual Donors, and Grantmaking Organizations (2009) - Key findings include that Delaware's Philanthropic Sector is deceptively large; Delaware's nonprofits are financially fragile; few private foundations provide significant support to Delaware organizations; and individual donors are less generous than those nationwide. 

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