Trends in Northwest Giving


Ready to Get on the Map? A Quick How-to...

May 12, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm

The campaign to “Get on the Map” is a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest, the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Its mission: To improve the quality, timeliness and availability of rich grant data — for and about funders in our region. Is your grantmaking data on the map? And if so, is it up to date? This webinar will walk through instructions for sharing your data.


Get on the Map: Make Sure Your Grants Are Counted

April 14, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm

Get on the Map is a national initiative to create an interactive profile of grantmaking in the United States. Funders must submit their grantmaking data to Foundation Center to be included in this digital map; our region's profile will be available to view as a member benefit for Philanthropy Northwest members. This webinar will help guide any funders interested in getting on the map and making sure their grants are counted.

Supporting Graduation Initiatives Across Montana


Read the second regional spotlight in our current Trends in Northwest Giving series. Education was the top priority for funders to Montana in 2016, receiving one-third of all funding. This article features Montana and the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation's unique public-private partnerships to fund collective impact programs that strengthen Montana's education system. more »

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Just Released: Trends in Northwest Giving 2019


Kiran Ahuja | We are pleased to release the latest Trends in Northwest Giving report. Trends in Northwest Giving began as a project of Philanthropy Northwest in 2006 and has been published every two years as an aggregation and analysis of grantmaking trends that shape our region — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. This report focuses on the most recent data available, through fiscal year 2016. While rapid changes are afoot in our world and region, I’m inspired by the innovation, advocacy of and connections to landscape and community that continue to define our special part of the country. Much of our sector’s growth, as well as the deep roots that strengthen our communities, is reflected throughout this Trends in Northwest Giving report. more »

Introducing Trends in Northwest Giving 2017


Audrey Haberman, Interim CEO | Since 2006, Philanthropy Northwest has published biennial reports on grantmaking trends for our region — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming — based on the most recent data available from a combination of our membership network, Form 990s and intermediaries. These reports aim to reflect our collective giving, encourage more conversations and help inform your strategies. For this sixth edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, we are presenting this report in collaboration with Foundation Center, which collects grants data directly from organizations across the Northwest and nationwide. This partnership enables us to tell a story based on a larger pool of funders, in three parts: key findings, based on a snapshot of $1.8 billion granted to our region by more than 4,000 funders in 2014; trends over time, based on a subset of 1,387 funders that reported data for both 2012 and 2014; and state-by-state variations. Highlights include... more »