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4 things we learned about foundations and general operating support

In this blog, discover four key learnings about foundations’ varying approaches to providing general operating support.

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

September 13, 2023

How inflation affects foundation grantmaking decisions

Get insights into the impact of inflation on funders’ grantmaking decisions in 2022 and beyond.

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

July 19, 2023

Foundation giving and payout in 2022: What changed and what’s next?

Discover key insights into how foundation giving and payout changed last year and what these shifts may signal for 2023.

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

June 29, 2023

5 things to know about philanthropy to HBCUs

Discover five key insights about funding disparities in philanthropy to HBCUs based on Candid and ABFE’s new research report.

By Adia Colar (she/her) and Grace Sato (she/her)

May 9, 2023

What happened in 2020 disaster philanthropy beyond COVID-19?

What happened in 2020 disaster philanthropy beyond COVID-19? Candid and the Center of Disaster Philanthropy use data explore this question and examine how the social sector can maximize its impact today and in the future.

By Grace Sato (she/her)

November 14, 2022

Collecting data during a humanitarian crisis

Despite its limitations, real-time data contains valuable early indicators of the philanthropic response to a crisis.

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Laia Griñó (she/her)

July 27, 2022

Foundation giving and payout: what changed in 2021?

Every January, Candid surveys large U.S. private and community foundations to understand recent giving trends and forecast where giving is headed. [1] This year, we asked funders about their giving in FYE (fiscal year end) 2020 and 2021, including funding…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

July 5, 2022

Lessons from 2019 to maximize future disaster giving decisions

Earlier this month, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released the eighth edition of our annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report. In it, we examined available  2019  data on global disaster-related philanthropy and disaster giving,  analyzing funding from foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors, the U.S. federal government,…

By Supriya Kumar (she/her) and Grace Sato (she/her)

November 30, 2021

Toward transparent metrics

What we can learn about nonprofit results from Platinum Seal holders? How do nonprofits measure success? How do they know they’re making a difference? Questions about the nonprofit sector’s impact and effectiveness abound—and are inordinately hard to answer. But one source…

By Grace Sato (she/her)

August 30, 2021

“Seeding by ceding”: What we know about the latest group of organizations funded by MacKenzie Scott

Last month, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she, in partnership with her husband Dan Jewett, donated another $2.74 billion to philanthropic entities. Her third round of grants in less than a year, Scott wrote that grant recipients were “286 high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked.” These included higher education…

By Grace Sato (she/her)

July 22, 2021

Did foundation giving and payout shift in 2020?

Every year, Candid conducts the Foundation Giving Forecast Survey, asking large U.S. foundations to share information about their philanthropic giving over the last two years as well as their plans for the year ahead. This year, we were especially interested…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 29, 2021

Libraries pivot to survive pandemic

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the Imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life,” said famed writer and producer Sidney Sheldon. During COVID-19, libraries…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Asia Hadley (she/her)

April 6, 2021