March 07, 2017

How Big Foundations Stay Big: An Interactive Guide to Giving Rates

How Big Foundations Stay Big: An Interactive Guide to Giving Rates

By law, private foundations must distribute at least 5 percent of their assets each year. This analysis of nearly 30 of the biggest foundations shows few choose to exceed that amount.

March 07, 2017

Online Giving to Network for Good Declined in February

Online Giving to Network for Good Declined in February

Contributions dropped by more than $1 million from January but were $2 million more than in February 2016.

February 07, 2017

The Philanthropy 50

The Philanthropy 50

Search or browse this year's list of America’s biggest donors and all of the past lists going back to 2000. You can sort by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause.

All Data Projects

Philanthropy 400: A New No. 1, and a Record Year in Giving
United Way is pushed from the top rung of The Chronicle's annual ranking of U.S. charities as a young upstart surges into the lead — signaling big changes for philanthropy. Plus: What drove big gains at some of the year’s notable organizations.
The 2017 Philanthropy 50
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual ranking of America's biggest donors, with details about their gifts and favorite causes. Plus: Read about Sheryl Sandberg, Roxanne Quimby, Robert Smith, and others changing the face of philanthropy.
Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More
Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. New gifts are added regularly.
How America Gives 2014
The wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are digging deeper into their wallets, according to a new Chronicle analysis of IRS data.
How Much America’s Biggest Companies Give to Charity: an Exclusive Chronicle Study
A Chronicle survey of America’s biggest companies found that donations grew 2 percent in 2015 compared with the previous year. Meanwhile, companies are increasingly integrating philanthropy throughout their business operations.
Endowments Show Strong Gains — and Provoke Controversy
A survey and analysis by The Chronicle shows big asset gains that are being used to launch new projects and better prepare balance sheets for the future. But impact investing and divestment are growing points of contention.
How Nonprofits Can Gain the Public's Trust
An exclusive Chronicle survey finds that one in three Americans lacks faith in charities. Experts blame a lack of oversight and poor press coverage — but mostly charities' failure to promote trust.
Pay for Performance? 2015 Fundraiser Salary Survey
Stories, data, and analysis related to The Chronicle’s annual survey of top fundraisers at more than 300 of America’s biggest charities.
Executive Compensation 2014
Charity executives of big nonprofits and foundations are beginning to win bigger raises after a long run when the median annual increases did little better than keep up with inflation.