This edition of The Philanthropy Outlook projects giving for the years 2017 and 2018 in relationship to the year 2016.6 Within this report, we explain how various economic factors will affect giving by source and subsector in 2017 and 2018 and provide other information to give context for these predicted trends. We have also included information about how certain economic and political conditions may alter our projections for giving. In the final section of this report, we note important implications concerning the data and recommendations to be used by practitioners in the course of their daily work.

Total Giving

In 2017 and 2018, total giving is expected to be lower than the historical 25-year and 40-year average rates of growth. Total giving in both years will be higher than the 10-year average growth rate of 0.5%… Read More

Individuals/Households

The current projections for giving by individuals/households for the years 2017 and 2018 are below the historical 25-year and 40-year average rates of growth for giving of this type. Individual/household giving… Read More

Foundations

The current projections for giving by foundations (grantmaking) for the years 2017 and 2018 are above the historical 10-year average rate of growth of 4.9%, but well below the 25-year and 40-year average… Read More

Estates

The amount that an estate bequeaths significantly depends on asset health at the time of the donor’s passing. If the growth in assets held by estates slows, less will be given in the form of bequests… Read More

Corporations

The current projections for giving by corporations for the years 2017 and 2018 are lower than the 25-year and 40-year historical averages for giving of this type, but higher than the flat rate of change seen… Read More

To Education

The current projections for giving to education for the years 2017 and 2018 are higher than the historical 10-year average rate of growth for giving of this type, but lower than the 25-year and 40-year historical… Read More

To Health

The current projections for giving to health for the years 2017 and 2018 are higher than the historical 10-year, 25-year, and 40-year average rates of growth for giving of this type.31 Read More

To Public-Society Benefit

The current projections for giving to public-society benefit for the years 2017 and 2018 are higher than the historical 10-year and 25-year average rates of growth for giving of this type, but lower than… Read More

About Indiana University
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The School offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy—voluntary action for the public good—through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. For more information, visit www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.

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