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Snapshot: Key Facts on Corporate Foundations

May 02, 2008

More findings from the Foundation Center's Research Dept.:

Keyfactscorpa "Giving by the nation's nearly 2,600 grantmaking corporate foundations grew to an estimated $4.4 billion in 2007, up about 7 percent from 2006. [Ed note: Figures exclude giving by operating foundations.] Adjusted for inflation, corporate foundation giving increased 3.7 percent in the latest year. An important factor contributing to the growth in 2007 giving has been new gifts coming from corporations into their foundations. In 2006, gifts into corporate foundations rose over 9 percent, to $4.4 billion.

"Looking ahead, over half (54 percent) of corporate foundations responding to the Foundation Center's annual forecasting survey expected to increase their giving in 2008. About 44 percent of these funders anticipated giving increases above 10 percent. However, 29 percent of respondents expected to reduce their giving in 2008, up from the 26 percent of corporate foundation respondents that expected to reduce giving in 2007."

Key Facts

  • $4.4 billion -- Est. giving by corporate foundations in 2007
  • 7 percent -- Est. increase in corporate foundation giving between 2006 and 2007
  • 2,548 -- Number of grantmaking corporate foundations in 2006
  • 20 percent -- Share of corporate foundations reporting more than $1 million in giving in 2006
  • 11 percent -- Corporate foundation giving as a share of all foundation giving in 2006

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To download "Key Facts on Corporate Foundations," click here. For more information, contact Reina Mukai.

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