Donors and trustees often misunderstand "overhead." The leader of a food bank who wanted to send kids home from school with weekend meals told donors she needed to pay for backpacks, storage, lights, and a driver.
The Philanthropy 400
Giving to the nation’s biggest and most popular charities grew by more than 10 percent last year, fueled largely by affluent donors who are reordering the top ranks of America’s nonprofits.
- Read a free summary of the special report, search the full list to see details about specific organizations, see which charities' donations grew and dropped the most last year, and see which groups are new to the list this year.
$7-Million for Veterans
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $7-million from First Data Corporation to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University for education, research, training, and job opportunities for veterans pursuing business careers. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
Search Grant Deadlines
Stiff competition from exotic events like the "Tough Mudder" obstacle race appears to be draining revenue from many of the biggest names in traditional athletic fundraising.
- Amfar Makes $100-Million Push for an End to AIDS by 2020
- NPR and ProPublica Reject Red Cross Demand for Corrections to News Reports
- Clinton Foundation Defends Taking Foreign Contributions
- Business Leaders Move Quickly to Send Thousands of Kids to See ‘Selma’ Free
Ideas & Advice
Some groups are adopting a storytelling genre that focuses on how communities rebuild and recover after natural disasters and other difficult times.
- ‘Dreamy’ Jeff Bridges Super Bowl Ad Seeks Help in Fight Against Hunger
- Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising
- Nonprofits Can Learn From Group That Trains Storytellers Around the Globe
- Colorado Symphony Enjoys 1-Year Fundraising High