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.
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 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).
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.
Most Charitable States in America - image above.
Delaware ranks 5th in "Volunteering & Service" and 48th in "Charitable Giving Rank"
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.
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.