Sarah C. Libbey

Nov 16, 2011

Donors expect to give the same or more

Seventy-two percent of donors plan to maintain or increase their charitable giving this year compared to last year, up from 63 percent in 2010, says a new study from Fidelity Charitable.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 9, 2009

Fidelity Gift Fund dips

The faltering U.S. economy is taking a toll on the nation’s largest donor-advised fund, which saw its incoming gifts and outgoing grant dollars fall last year.