Volume 29, Issue 12
Share of Americans Who Give to Charity Shrinks, Chronicle Data Shows
Only 24 percent of taxpayers who itemize made charitable gifts in 2015, down from 30 percent a decade earlier. Wealthy taxpayers are filling the gap, but experts still see reason to worry.
How The Chronicle Compiled the Data for How America Gives
The project analyzes the giving patterns of Americans with findings presented by state, county, and metropolitan area based on itemized tax-return data from the IRS.
Growing Wealth in San Jose Doesn’t Always Work Out Well for Charity
Smaller groups are often overlooked by Silicon Valley’s wealthy. A case study with data from The Chronicle’s special report "How America Gives."
Albany Charities Find It Hard to Tap Influx of Wealth
Nonprofits are looking at ways to get more from a broad spectrum of local donors. A case study with data from The Chronicle’s special report "How America Gives."
Milwaukee Mines 'Untapped Promise' of Big Donors to Close Funding Gap
How the city boosted giving by identifying donors who were "giving way under their capacity." A case study with data from The Chronicle’s special report "How America Gives."
The Secret Sauce That Spiced Up Middle-Class Giving in New Orleans
Contrary to national trends, middle income workers have become the backbone of giving in the Big Easy, according to a Chronicle data analysis. Locals explain what made it happen.
2 Tech Giants Put Money and Silicon Valley Ideas to Work to Boost Giving
The Gates Foundation and the family fund of former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes are working on different ways to encourage Americans, especially the wealthy, to give more.
Silicon Valley Success Stories Upend Traditional Fundraising
Top-flight universities and fast-growing pledge networks are winning over entrepreneurs, hoping for big gifts when start-ups strike it rich.
When the Person Is Rescued but Not the Wheelchair, a Nonprofit Steps In
A group called Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies seeks better planning for people with special mobility needs when weather events disrupt daily life.
A Native American Activist Who Tells It Like It Is to Grant Makers
Sarah Eagle Heart helps foundations learn more about Native American communities and their needs. She wishes philanthropy would work harder to learn about those tribes on its own.
Opinion: Asking What’s Next and Encouraging Offbeat Ideas: Essential Ingredients for Innovation
Experimenting with new approaches to advance their missions requires nonprofits — and grant makers — to transform how they work.
Opinion: Want Better Advice for Donors? Build a Marketplace of Experts for Philanthropy
Foundations could take a page from the financial sector to help wealthy people make better informed giving decisions.
Opinion: A Cash Guarantee for All Has Philanthropy Buzzing
Excitement for universal basic-income plans is growing among tech philanthropists and politicians, but supporting it has risks for grant makers.