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Taking Measure: Key Facts on Georgia Grantmaking Trends 2015 Edition

April 1, 2015

This report includes selected findings from surveys conducted in 2014 of Georgia-based foundations and nonprofits assessing the grantmaking practices of the state's foundations.

Regional trends

Key Facts on Georgia Foundations 2013

February 15, 2013

In 2010, the number of grantmaking independent, corporate, community, and operating foundations in Georgia declined 1.5 percent to 1,433. This was the second straight year the number of active foundations decreased since reaching a high of 1,501 prior to the onset of the recent economic crisis. Unlike the previous year, giving also shrank to pre-2008 levels, falling from $874 million in 2009 to $778 million in 2010. Assets for Georgia foundations, however, increased 8.1 percent between 2009 and 2010 to $11.8 billion. This suggests that Georgia foundation giving may have stabilized or even begun to rebound in 2011.

Regional trends

Key Facts on Georgia Foundations 2012

January 1, 2012

In 2009, Georgia foundation assets held steady at nearly $11 billion. Charitable giving by the state's foundations grew a surprising 7 percent as a result of increased giving by several significant funders. Key Facts on Georgia Foundations provides the latest statistical data and snapshot views of Georgia foundations' total giving and assets, as well as their giving patterns outlined by major subject and support type.

Regional trends

Key Facts on Georgia Foundations 2010

September 3, 2010

In 2008, Georgia foundation assets dropped 18 percent over the previous year. Charitable giving by the state's foundations also reflected the effects of the economic crisis by declining 1.6 percent during the same period. Key Facts on Georgia Foundations provides the latest statistical data and snapshot views of Georgia foundations' total giving and assets, as well as their giving patterns outlined by major subject and support type.

Regional trends

Spotlight on Arts Funding in Georgia

October 1, 2009

Spotlight on Arts Funding in Georgia sheds light on grant priorities and the effect of the economic crisis on Georgia arts funders and recipient organizations surveyed earlier in 2009. Findings show the contrast between types of support that grantmakers award compared to what arts groups say they need most. The report includes an analysis of arts grantmaking in 2007, with lists of the 10 largest Georgia arts funders by assets and giving.

Regional trends; Special topic trends

Key Facts on Georgia Foundations 2009

September 1, 2009

In 2008, Georgia foundation assets dropped 18 percent over the previous year. Charitable giving by the state's foundations also reflected the effects of the economic crisis by declining 1.6 percent during the same period. Key Facts on Georgia Foundations provides the latest statistical data and snapshot views of Georgia foundations' total giving and assets, as well as their giving patterns outlined by major subject and support type.

Regional trends

Key Facts on Georgia Community Foundations

March 1, 2009

Georgia's 13 community foundations held assets of more than $1.1 billion in 2007 and gave over $104 million, according to Key Facts on Georgia Community Foundations, a report prepared by the Foundation Center and the Nonprofit Studies Program of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Between 2002 and 2007, there was a 202 percent increase in new gifts into community foundations, indicating their growing popularity as a vehicle for giving.

Regional trends

Key Facts On Georgia Community Foundations March 2009

February 25, 2009

Community foundations comprise one of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy. These independent, tax-exempt public charities raise funds from a broad pool of donors that will begranted primarily to recipients in a defined geographic area. Unlike other types of public foundations that may focus their giving on a particular field or population within a defined geographic area, such as the Atlanta Women's Foundation, community foundations do notlimit their grantmaking to specific fields or populations. Key Facts on Georgia Community Foundations provides a snapshot of growth and giving trends of Georgia's communityfoundations. It was prepared by the Foundation Center and the Nonprofit Studies Program of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University at the request of the GeorgiaCouncil of Community Foundations.

Spotlight on Funding for the Environment and Animals in Georgia

June 1, 2008

Foundation giving to Georgia recipients for the environment and animals totaled $32.2 million in 2006, according to Spotlight on Funding for the Environment and Animals in Georgia. This report includes the preferred categories and types of support of larger U.S. foundations, based on their 2006 giving, along with that year's top recipients and funders in Georgia for the environment and animals.

Regional trends

Spotlight on Health Grantmaking in Georgia 2007

May 1, 2007

In 2005, 108 foundations gave $88 million in health grants to Georgia recipients, according to Spotlight on Health Grantmaking in Georgia. This report includes statistical charts and tables based on the Center's annual grants sample and a mini-directory of Georgia-based health funders. It also includes a statistical snapshot of Georgia's health rankings produced by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

Spotlight on Health Grantmaking in Georgia 2006

May 1, 2006

In 2005, 108 foundations gave $88 million in health grants to Georgia recipients, according to Spotlight on Health Grantmaking in Georgia. This report includes statistical charts and tables based on the Center's annual grants sample and a mini-directory of Georgia-based health funders. It also includes a statistical snapshot of Georgia's health rankings produced by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

Regional trends

Spotlight on Arts Funding in Metropolitan Atlanta

October 1, 2005

In conjunction with Funding for Arts Month, the Foundation Center-Atlanta compiled this report, with assistance from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, a partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. It includes statistical charts and data tables based on the Center's annual grants sample, a mini-directory of significant arts funders in metropolitan Atlanta, and the results of a brief survey of Atlanta's arts grantmakers and arts groups.

Regional trends; Special topic trends