SPECIAL REPORT
June 01, 2016

How Much America’s Biggest Companies Give to Charity: an Exclusive Chronicle Study

The Chronicle’s survey of giving by America’s biggest companies found that cash donations in 2015 grew slightly faster than inflation, at about 2 percent compared with the prior year. Financial-services and drug companies were heavily represented at the top of the list.

Meanwhile, companies are increasingly integrating philanthropy throughout their business operations.

The stories that follow provide insights on the data and on how companies think when deciding which nonprofits make good partners. And The Chronicle’s interactive database provides 17 years of information on corporate giving.

Data
June 01, 2016

Financial-Services and Drug Companies Top List of Corporate Donors

The Chronicle’s 2016 report on corporate giving features 17 years of data on philanthropy among the country’s largest public companies.

Article
June 01, 2016

Businesses Reorient Giving to Mesh With Core Operations

Companies such as Walmart and Citigroup are increasingly putting the entire heft of their organizations, not just the check-writing functions of their foundations, behind efforts to solve social problems.

Article
June 01, 2016

Cash Giving From Businesses Edges Up, Chronicle Survey Shows

Gilead Sciences, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and ExxonMobil led the way, reflecting a strong presence throughout the list of financial institutions and drug companies.

Article
June 01, 2016

How Nonprofits Can Strike a Deal With Corporate Partners

Kellogg’s and State Farm provide insights into what charities need to do to land deep-pocketed sponsors in the business world. 

Article
June 01, 2016

Why Companies Give to Nonprofits

Executives with Microsoft, Citi, PNC, and Walmart explain how and why specific nonprofits were chosen to receive millions of dollars in support.