2012 Endowment Survey
This year is poised to be the second in a row with lackluster investment results, a new Chronicle study finds, putting many nonprofits in a rough spot.
Endowments are on pace for a second year in a row of lackluster earnings, according to a Chronicle study of 268 charities and foundations.
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Still smarting from hits to their endowments, foundations are offering low-interest loans and investing directly in businesses aligned with their missions.
Charities try to meet donors in the middle by seeking gifts that put some money into today's needs and set some aside for the future.
Browse return on endowments, market values, and total expenses by group, or search for an organization in The Chronicle's database of endowment information.
Explore the Data
Select a nonprofit endowment or search by name to see how it invested its assets for the most recent fiscal year.
Organizations with larger endowments were more likely to invest in riskier alternative investments, such as hedge funds or private equity.
Find out what yields nonprofit endowments and private foundations expect on their investments in 2012.
About the Survey
The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s report on nonprofit endowments is based on data from 273 nonprofits and foundations. Learn more about the methodology.