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LGBTQ+ Index 2024: Measuring Giving To LGBTQ+ Organizations

Launched in May 2023, the LGBTQ+ Index: Measuring Giving To LGBTQ+ Organizations is the only comprehensive index of charitable organizations in the U.S. that serve LGBTQ+ causes and communities. The second annual LGBTQ+ Index shows a decade of growth amid ongoing challenges for these organizations, yet LGBTQ+ organizations receive less than $1 dollar out of every $500 donated in the U.S. Resources include a link to a searchable database of organizations included in the LGBTQ+ Index; a research report, infographic and case studies of LGBTQ+ organizations; key statistics from the research; a link to download the full list of LGBTQ+ Index organizations; and FAQs about the Index.

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The Philanthropy Outlook 2024 and 2025

The Philanthropy Outlook 2024 & 2025 uses empirical data to develop year-to-year inflation-adjusted growth rates for total giving and giving by all four donor sources: households, foundations, estates, and corporations. The report describes how different economic variables such as GDP, net worth, and the S&P 500 impact giving by each source. In addition, the report explores conditions that may affect the outlook for giving in the next two years. This report provides nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, and practitioners with data they can use to inform and develop effective strategies for their organizations in the coming years.

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American Jewish Philanthropy 2022: Giving to Religious and Secular Causes in the U.S. and Israel

This report examines American Jewish giving and volunteering in 2022, with a strong emphasis on religious giving and giving to Israel-focused organizations. The study conducted a survey of over 3,000 American households in March 2023, about two-thirds of which were from Jewish households and around one-third from non-Jewish households. The report explores how certain factors—household income and wealth, marital status, educational attainment, children living at home, and age—influence philanthropy as demonstrated by prior research and how those effects differ as compared to non-Jewish households.

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Charitable Giving by Affluent Households

Eighty-five percent of affluent households gave to charity in 2022 with the value of their average gifts rising 19 percent above pre-pandemic levels, according to the 2023 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy released today. The study found that affluent households gave an average of $34,917 to charity in 2022, up from $29,269 in 2017, though less than the $43,195 they gave in 2020 when giving levels peaked in response to needs created by the pandemic and an increased awareness of racial and social justice issues.

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Mapping Nonprofit Spending on Climate Change

Mapping Nonprofit Spending on Climate Change provides new insights to the understanding of the specific strategies that nonprofits are taking to address climate change, as well as issuing recommendations for funders who hope to advance this vital work. This study serves as an important first step in recording the total funding spent on work to address climate change mitigation at US nonprofit organizations working wholly or partly on the environment and climate change.

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