Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Aug 8, 2011

Contributions, grants up at Fidelity

Fidelity Charitable posted record-high levels in the number of contributions and in the number of dollar value of grants in the first six months of 2011.

Jun 3, 2011

Fidelity Gift Fund posts best first quarter

Incoming contributions grew 25 percent from the first quarter of 2010 to $269 million, while donors recommended $293 million in outgoing grants, up 8 percent.

Jan 20, 2011

Fidelity Gift Fund posts record year

Donors to the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund made over 353,000 grants totaling over $1.2 billion to nonprofits in 2010, up 19 percent and 14 percent, respectively, from 2009.

Nov 23, 2010

Entrepreneurs more likely to give

Companies led by entrepreneurs give to charity more than twice the share of the profits than many of the biggest companies in the U.S., a new study says.

Nov 12, 2010

Donors upbeat on end-of-year giving

Most Americans plan to give as much or more to charity in the final three months of the year, compared to the same period in previous years a new survey says.

Aug 25, 2010

Fidelity posts increase in contributions

Contributions to the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund grew $1.3 billion, or 39 percent, in the fiscal year ended June 30, compared to the previous year, while donors recommended grants totaling $1.1 billion, up 11 percent.

Jul 26, 2010

Predicted tax hikes expected to spur giving

Eighty-seven percent of financial advisers expect income taxes will rise for most of their clients over the next 12 to 18 months, and one in four expect their clients will increase their charitable giving to offset tax hikes, a new survey says.

May 20, 2010

Fidelity charitable fund posts best quarter

The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund reported the strongest first quarter for contributions and grants in its 19-year history, with contributions more than doubling and grants growing by over one-third.

Feb 1, 2010

Fidelity Gift Fund’s grants grow

Contributions to, and grants from, the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund topped $1 billion in 2009.

Jan 4, 2010

Donations down, volunteering up

While the economic downturn has put a damper on donations, some people say it’s a good reason to volunteer, a new survey says.