Foundation giving in 2011 totaled more than $46.9 billion, which was better than the $46.8 billion in the pre-recession peak recorded in 2008 according to the latest report released by the Foundation Center. However, after factoring in inflation, foundation grants were less than in 2010. Corporate giving surpassed other types of foundation giving, up six percent.
Independent and family foundations increased giving by less than two percent while community foundation giving declined slightly.
Conference Board – Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Corporate giving is increasing and also becoming more focused according to the annual Corporate Giving Standard (CGS) survey, conducted by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) in association with The Conference Board. Sixty percent of the companies in the survey have increased their total giving since 2009. Median total giving was $24.4
million, slightly less than 2010 levels ($24.6 million) but well above 2009 ($22.6 million).