Current Trends in Philanthropy

By Steven Gunderson

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

The field of philanthropy is growing; growing in size, in service, and in scrutiny. Not only did foundation assets double from 1997-2007, but the field of philanthropy is becoming more diverse and democratic as middle-income families have begun to start foundations with as little as $5,000-$25,000. U.S. foundations have increased their international donations, a move that parallels philanthropy' heightened focus on ethics and effectiveness. The $41 trillion that is expected to be inherited over the next 50 years can do a tremendous amount of good provided the field of philanthropy continues its quest to excellence now and in the years ahead.

Topic: Morality, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Ethics, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Global Responsibility, Future

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Gail Naron

Volume/Issue: Vol.84/no.1/2

Page Number(s): 91-95

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Gunderson, Steven. Current Trends in Philanthropy. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 91-95. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4119


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