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Key Facts on Community Foundations 2011

April 8, 2011

According to Key Facts on Community Foundations (2011 Edition), 2010 saw the first consecutive decline in community foundation giving recorded since 1981. Giving by community foundations declined an estimated 2.1 percent in 2010 following a 7.1 percent reduction in 2009. Looking ahead, community foundations appear optimistic with half that responded to the Foundation Center's annual forecasting survey anticipating increases in giving in 2011, while another 16 percent expect it to remain steady.

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