How Big Charities Are Faring in Their Fundraising Amid Covid
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The groups we chose for this project are among the most successful fundraising organizations in the country. They frequently appear in our annual rankings of nonprofits that raise the most in cash and private support, America’s Favorite Charities (and its predecessor, the Philanthropy 400) . These groups raised a median of $135 million a year over the past three years, according to Chronicle of Philanthropy data.
Organizations provided estimates in most cases since nonprofits have not yet audited their pandemic fundraising.
Our goal for this project is to help policy makers, foundations, and others understand how charities are performing during these challenging times and to give fundraisers data that will help them understand how their peers are performing. That said, these figures do not necessarily show how all big charities are faring since many turned down our repeated requests for data, especially when we declined to post information in aggregate form.
Due to the special circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the challenges it has created for nonprofits, this data project supplants our America’s Favorite Charities ranking,
The numbers in the charts below reflect giving in cash, stock, and products in the first and second quarters of calendar year 2020, as well as the sum of those two quarters, and compare them with the same periods in 2019.
(Eleanor Walsh, Karenna Warden, and Soolgi Hong contributed to this report.)