Each year fundraisers, nonprofit executives, grantmakers, corporate leaders, policymakers and librarians rely on GIVING USA to provide the latest facts and figures on philanthropic giving. GIVING USA contains over 200 pages (click here to view table of contents), clearly written with user-friendly graphics to highlight trends.

GIVING USA is researched and written at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the nation’s premier philanthropy research institution. This partnership between the AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy, publisher of GIVING USA, and The Center on Philanthropy draws on the expertise of the Center’s faculty and research team to enhance and build on AAFRC’s near half-century of data on giving.

Who Gave? How Much? To Whom?
This annual volume includes:

  • The Sources of Funding. Each source-Individuals, Corporations, and Foundations-is profiled in its own chapter.
  • The Recipients. Nine fields of giving are analyzed, illustrated and discussed-Religion, Education, Foundations, Health, Human Services, the Arts, Environment, Social Benefit, and International Affairs.
  • An Overview of the Year’s Giving Trends. The increases-and decreases-in giving are shown by the recipient organization type and by the funding sources.
Mission of Trust

The Giving USA Foundation™ AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy is a foundation to advance research, education and public understanding of philanthropy that was founded in 1985 by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel.

MISSION: To educate and engage members in the ethical delivery of counsel and related services to non-profits through research, advocacy, and best practices;

VISION: To develop extraordinary leaders in the world of philanthropy;

PURPOSE: AAFRC provides shared experiences for executives of member firms who can become leaders in philanthropy