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National Study Reports Foundations Maintained or Increased Spending in 2020; Long-Term Investment Returns Held Steady

2020 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF)
Monday, August 23, 2021

The annual Council on Foundations-Commonfund study found that private foundations reported an average 13.1 percent return on their investment assets last year, and that 33 percent of foundations to increased their giving over 2019.

Giving USA 2021: In a year of unprecedented events and challenges, charitable giving reached a record $471.44 billion in 2020

Giving USA 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

While a strong year-end stock market and giving in response to COVID-19 and racial justice efforts drove growth in contributions, a tumultuous year created an uneven picture.

Innovative COVID-19 Response Dashboard yields lessons for future disaster philanthropy

Covid-19 Signs
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

As tens of millions of philanthropic dollars were being distributed for emergency COVID-19 response in this region, the William Penn and Lenfest Foundations funded Philanthropy Network and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy to gather and examine data about the relief grantmaking.

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