The Philanthropy 50
Search or browse this year’s list of America’s biggest donors and all the past lists going back to 2000. You can sort by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause.
Donations to Small Nonprofits Hit Harder by Covid Than Gifts to Larger Ones, Study ShowsFour in 10 nonprofits with annual budgets of less than $500,000 saw a decrease in donations in 2020 compared with 29 percent of larger ones.
America’s Favorite Charities 2021This interactive table features the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of charities. We base the primary ranking on cash support received by cause-driven nonprofits (which does not include gifts to donor-advised funds) in 2020. See our methodology, and read related stories.
Big Charitable Gifts
Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. You can sort by cause and by donation size to learn about contributions nonprofits or donors have announced publicly.
More Data Stories
New Report Details How to Level the Playing Field for Women FundraisersA key recommendation is to create a code of conduct that lays out expectations for donors and for organizations to back fundraisers up when they’ve been sexually harassed.
People Give Less After Daylight Saving Time SwitchAfter losing an hour of sleep, people are less inclined to help others, research has found.
Top 30 Walkathons and Similar Fundraising Events Raised More Than $1 Billion in 2022They took a tumble during the worst of the pandemic, with steep decreases in the amounts raised, but they’re beginning to thrive again.
Fundraising From Individuals
More Kinds of Digital Giving Are Gaining Popularity GloballyA new report looks at digital giving trends in eight countries, including cryptocurrency, contactless giving, donor-advised funds, workplace giving, and impact investing.
Finance and Revenue
Robust Stock Market Fueled More Giving to Colleges Through Mid-2022Colleges and universities saw the biggest growth in giving since 2000 — 4.7 percent — raising nearly $60 billion from organizations and individuals during the 2022 financial year.
Meet the ‘Everyday Megadonor’: 2022’s List of Top Philanthropists Includes a Host of New NamesThe number of people worth at least $50 million has nearly quadrupled in the past decade. Meet the big givers hiding in plain sight.
America’s Top Donors Are Helping to Shape the Future in an Old-Fashioned WayMany of 2022 largest donors hewed closely to decades-old conventions of philanthropy. Two areas that attracted significant support: scholarships and medical research. Plus: See our entire special report on the Philanthropy 50.
New Names Join Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg on List of Charity’s 50 Biggest DonorsThe roster includes not-so-typical megadonors — among them a professional clarinetist, a Ph.D. in meat science, and a lawyer who regularly argues before the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus: See the rest of our Philanthropy 50 special report and our entire February issue.
How the Chronicle Compiled Its List of the Top 50 Donors of 2022The 23rd annual Philanthropy 50, the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of America’s biggest donors, is based on gifts and pledges of cash, stock, land, and real estate to nonprofit organizations in 2022.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Seeking to Boost Grants to Groups Led by People of Color, New Research Effort Gets Under WayThe goal is to create a straightforward, accessible survey so nonprofits would no longer have to provide specialized diversity information for each of their donors. It would also make it easier to measure how much money is going to minority-led groups.