Resources Search

Our resource library includes a wide range of documents and resources created  and curated by Philanthropy Northwest. Our members can log in to access specialized digital resource centers on advocacy, arts funding,  disaster philanthropy and impact investing.

How to Search

The search filters found on the right sidebar search our resource library. To narrow your search, select more checkboxes. To broaden your search, uncheck search boxes. You can also do a keyword search with the search field below. The search field can be used in combination with filters. The search field at the top of the page searches the entire Philanthropy Northwest website for events, news and resources.

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Trends in Northwest Giving

Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in our six-state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming). Our 2014 edition analyzes 24,013 grants to Northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $979,171,356.


Read Trends in Northwest Giving 2014


Top Funders and Giving By Subject in Each State

In-depth information on foundation and corporate grantmaking in each Northwest state, along with a list of the top 10 funders in each state and detailed breakdowns of giving across issue areas.



Listening and Learning

"Listening and Learning" is a vehicle for sharing the knowledge created in our region. It draws on the work of our members, regional partners and convenings of grantmakers. Through this vehicle, we share best practices, trends and continuing questions. The Listening and Learning series collects and shares latest practices and knowledge.  

Lessons for Philanthropy, Journey into Indian Country
Published in 2011 by Philanthropy Northwest, the report describes work in Indian country.

Grease and Glue, Philanthropy's Unique Opportunity to Strengthen Communities,
A snapshot of Philanthropy Northwest's work in building civic capacity and strengthening civil society.

Community Foundations as Capacity Builders
Philanthropy Northwest reports on 2010 grant program to Community Foundations.