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Corporate support to the Northwest benefits from major national funders with strong local ties. Corporate philanthropy accounted for 8% of giving to our region, totaling $152.1 million in 2014.
Grantmaking to Wyoming rose 30% between 2012 and 2014.
Grantmaking to Idaho rose 13% between 2012 and 2014.
Visual representation of the main findings from the 2012 Trends in Northwest Giving Report.
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 »
Grantmaking to Washington rose 60% between 2012 and 2014, driven largely by major health and education gifts from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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In this 5th edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, we analyze 23,783 grants to northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $958,347,806. Read on to find out about giving in our region, state-by-state trends and more!
State-by-state summaries of funding data from Trends in Northwest Giving 2012
Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in our six state region. The 2010 edition analyzes over $1.3 billion in grants made to Northwest nonprofits in 2008.
Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in our six state region. The 2008 edition analyzes over $1.1 billion in grants made to Northwest nonprofits in 2006.
Grantmaking to Montana rose 61%, the largest increase among the six Northwest states, between 2012 and 2014.
Grantmaking to Alaska held steady between 2012 and 2014, decreasing by less than 1%.
Grantmaking to Oregon rose just over 5% between 2012 and 2014.
Charitable foundations and corporations provide critical support to Northwest communities, awarding grants for a range of issue areas, support strategies and population types.
We recently found an error in our Trends report pertaining to Alaska. We originally published the list of top 10 funders that provided grantmaking data in multiple Trends reports over time. more »
This report is based on data collected by or directly reported to Foundation Center by December 31, 2016