Announcing Trends in Northwest Giving 2014

February 17, 2015

We are thrilled to share with you the 2014 edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, our signature biennial report on foundation and corporate giving across our six-state region.

In this fifth edition of Trends in Northwest Giving,  we analyzed 24,013 grants to Northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $979,171,356. This represents a 2% decline in giving over 2010.

Some of the key findings from Trends in Northwest Giving 2014 were:

  • Dramatic state-by-state variation in grantmaking trends. Washington and Wyoming saw strong upticks in total giving (12% and 18%, respectively), while Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Montana saw sharp declines ranging from 13 to 48%.
  • Corporate giving is up sharply, but not all states are seeing the benefits.
  • Education receives the largest share (25%) of regional grant dollars, a total of $239 million.
  • Regional health grantmaking grew more than any other category, but is still far below national levels.

For more details, including:

  • Top funders in our region
  • Detailed state-by-state breakdowns of grantmaking activity
  • Key trends we're seeing across the region

See the full Trends in Northwest Giving 2014 report, and join the conversation on social media using #Trends14.