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As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted services and programs that support women and girls all over the world, women’s and girls’ organizations in the U.S. received $8.8 billion in charitable giving in 2020—a 9.2% increase over 2019, according to the Women & Girls Index (WGI). But giving to these organizations still represented less than 2% of all U.S. giving that year.

A new study examining how U.S.-based nonprofit organizations allocate their funding to combat climate change, including various approaches employed and direct actions taken, is being released today by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Its unique design makes it one of the few studies to date that focuses on climate change spending from the nonprofit’s perspective. U.S. nonprofits spend between USD 7.8 billion and USD 9.2 billion annually on programs and activities that address climate change, the research estimates.

Latinx donors in the United States emphasize family, faith, and local communities in their giving and are significantly more likely to engage in informal giving compared to non-Latinx households, according to a new report released today by Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. "Latinx Philanthropy: Understanding Generosity Trends Across Latinx Communities in the U.S." provides new insights into dynamic patterns and long-term trends of Latinx philanthropy. It offers recommendations for donors, nonprofits and fundraisers on variations among Latinx giving, barriers and challenges for Latinx nonprofits and trends to watch.

Today, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI), part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, announced the honorees of the Black Women Give Back List, an initiative to showcase the important work and contributions of Black women philanthropists. Created in partnership with Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) and The Women Invested to Save the Earth (WISE) Fund, the campaign spotlights 10 outstanding philanthropists who are making an impact for Black women and girls by leading through generosity.

Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D., has been appointed the Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. An Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the school and an adjunct Associate Professor of Africana Studies at IUPUI, Freeman is a historian of philanthropy who researches African-American charitable giving and activism.

Michael P. Moody, Ph.D., has been named Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Moody’s decades of research, teaching, writing and speaking have greatly expanded and improved the understanding and practice of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations. He is especially known for bridging scholarship and professional practice in ways that are accessible to diverse audiences yet informed by the latest research.