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Q: philanthropic giving statistics ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: philanthropic giving statistics
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: brewport-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 20 May 2004 15:05 PDT
Expires: 19 Jun 2004 15:05 PDT
Question ID: 349641
I need some statistics for recent years on charitable giving by United
States private foundations and/or individuals.  I would like to know 1)
how many foundations/individuals donated in the following dollar
ranges; 2) how many individual grants were made in each range and 3)
what was the total value of grants each organization made in each
$10,000 to $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$100,000 to $500,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000
Above $1,000,000

Request for Question Clarification by nenna-ga on 20 May 2004 18:04 PDT
Hello there!

Is there any specific organizations or charities you would like these
statistics for? The more details we have about your question, the
better we can get you a great answer!

Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Question by brewport-ga on 21 May 2004 15:32 PDT
If possible, I'd like to know the overall numbers for charitable
giving in the US by individuals and foundations.  At the macro level,
I'm not so interested in precisely who gave what, but the amounts in
which they gave.  It would be nice to have category information as
well.  I'm specifically interested the category of international aid
(i.e. not governments but individuals and foundations.)  For this
particular category it would also be useful to have levels of giving
broken out by public vs. private foundation.

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 28 May 2004 10:02 PDT
Hello -

Thanks for your question.

I have found overall numbers of giving, but not broken down in terms
of how much is given in various dollar ranges.  Do you require dollar


Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 28 May 2004 13:10 PDT
To clarify: I have dollar *amounts*, but not ranges.

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 03 Jun 2004 15:38 PDT
That's no problem.  You can lower the price to whatever you feel is fair.

I have discovered a $65 comprehensive document on the topic, and I
believe it probably makes the most sense for you to purchase this, as
it will give you a broad range of information on giving statistics.

It covers:

* Who Gave? How Much? To Whom?
* The Sources of Funding. Each source-Individuals, Corporations, and  
     Foundations-is profiled in its own chapter.
* The Recipients. Nine fields of giving are analyzed, illustrated and 
     discussed-Religion, Education, Foundations, Health, Human Services, the  
     Arts, Environment, Social Benefit, and International Affairs.
* An Overview of the Year's Giving Trends. The increases-and decreases-in giving 
     are shown by the recipient organization type and by the funding sources. 
* Special Section on September 11, 2001
* Summaries of Events and Gifts that Affected Philanthropy in 2002
* The Key Factors that Affect Giving
* Four Decades of Giving Trends
* The Latest Research Findings
* 5 Million+ Gifts made by Individuals
* The Legal and Legislative Environment
* Summary Information about Studies Done about Giving in Various States, Regions   
     and Nations
* Sources of Philanthropic Giving


After you've lowered the price of the question, I can post a link to
purchase this document as an answer if you'd like.  I'm open to
whatever you want to price the question at.



Clarification of Question by brewport-ga on 03 Jun 2004 18:00 PDT
OK.  I lowered the price to $50.00.
Subject: Re: philanthropic giving statistics
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 03 Jun 2004 21:23 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello -

The document is called "Giving USA" and it's by the American
Association of Fundraising Counsel.  The 2004 version will be
available in July, but the 2003 version is available now.  Here is the
order page for both documents:

An information page on the product:

4700 W. Lake Ave
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone 847/375-4709 
Giving USA Orders 412.741.1495 or toll free 888.544.8464 
Fax 866/263-2491 

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brewport-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: philanthropic giving statistics
From: jbf777-ga on 04 Jun 2004 07:22 PDT
Thanks for the rating!  Please stop by again.


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