This edition of The Philanthropy Outlook projects giving for the years 2016 and 2017 in relationship to the year 2015.4 Throughout this report, we offer detail on those economic factors that will have the most significant influence on giving for these years, as well as other information that provides context for these trends. Later in the report, we include information about how certain economic conditions may alter our projections for giving. The final portion of this report provides practitioners with important implications of The Philanthropy Outlook to apply in the course of both daily practice and short and long-term planning.

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Total Giving

In 2016 and 2017, total giving is expected to rise above historical 10-year and 25-year average rates of growth. Total giving in both years will be slightly below the 40-year average growth rate of 4.4%.18Read More

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Individuals/Households

The current projections for giving by individuals/households for the years 2016 and 2017 are above the historical 10-year and 25-year average rates of growth for giving of this type. Individual/household giving for the year 2016 is expected to rise… Read More

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Foundations

The current projections for giving by foundations (grantmaking) for the years 2016 and 2017 are above the historical 10-year average rate of growth for giving of this type, but well below the 25-year and 40-year average rates of growth.27… Read More

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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

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Corporations

The current projections for giving by corporations for the years 2016 and 2017 are higher than the 10-year and 25-year historical averages for giving of this type, but lower than the 40-year average growth rate.32Read More

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To Education

The current projections for giving to education for the years 2016 and 2017 are higher than the historical 10-year and 40-year average rates of growth for giving of this type.39 Education giving for the year 2016 is expected to rise slightly… Read More

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Look To The Future

A web seminar on The Philanthropy Outlook
and how practitioners can use its projections to
inform strategic decisions.

March 16 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

Presented by

John Lippincott
Of Counsel
Marts & Lundy

Una Osili
Director of Research
Indiana University Lilly Family
School of Philanthropy


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Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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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Marts & Lundy has been the innovative leader in fundraising and philanthropy consulting for nearly 90 years. With nearly 40 full-time Senior Consultants and Analysts, Marts & Lundy offers clients an unparalleled depth of expertise and breadth of perspective on philanthropy. Since 1926 the firm has served thousands of clients, whose annual giving programs range from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars and whose campaigns range from a few million to several billion. Founded in the belief that philanthropy has the power to transform not only institutions but, more importantly, the world in which we live, Marts & Lundy remains steadfastly committed to contributing innovative thinking and thought leadership to the profession of fundraising.

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