The Foundation Center has released the new 2012 editions of its essential fact sheets on corporate and community foundations. These brief reports provide critical statistics on the resources and giving priorities of these distinct types of U.S. grantmakers. Key findings from the reports include:
- Corporate foundation giving grew fastest across foundation types, increasing 6 percent in 2011
- Community foundation giving remained basically unchanged in 2011
- "Community foundations showed the fastest growth in foundation giving for many years," noted Steven Lawrence, director of research at the Foundation Center. "But in the aftermath of the economic crisis, it has been corporate foundations that have rebounded most quickly."