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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. 


11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020 - Increased Attention to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)(Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grant Valley State University

As part of the United Nations (U.N.) adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as Global Goals. Across the 17 SDGs, listed below, have there are 169 targets and 230 indicators that are a set of targets, or narrow objectives. It is recognized that all countries are different, but many nonprofits and philanthropists will see that their missions are affirmed by the SDGs, whether they work domestically or internationally. The shared language of the SDGs can help organizations communicate with other stakeholders, connect with other change-makers, strengthen partnerships, and communicate about progress.

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)

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). 

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

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