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.