The Foundation Grants Index: Trends in Giving, 1997 (Highlights)

Jan 1, 1997

The following trends information is derived from an analysis of grants in The Foundation Grants Index 1999. This volume includes more than 86,000 grants of $10,000 or more. A total of 1,016 funders are represented, with combined giving of $7.9 billion, a gain of $600 million or 9.1 percent over last year. A buoyant stock market and record new gifts into endowments in recent years contributed to robust growth in foundation assets, leading to increases in overall giving and the number of large awards.
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