SPECIAL REPORT
October 19, 2014

The 2014 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.

Four of the 10 charities that appear at the top of The Chronicle’s Philanthropy 400 are organizations that raise money mostly from the wealthy by offering donor-advised funds, including Fidelity Charitable (No. 2), which is less than $200-million shy of ousting United Way Worldwide from the top of the list.

That’s an unusual accomplishment for a nonprofit only 23 years old.

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October 19, 2014

A Year of Recovery: Big Gains at America’s Top Charities

The 400 most successful fundraising groups in America increased donations by nearly 11 percent last year.

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October 19, 2014

The 2014 Philanthropy 400

Search the full list to find details about a single organization or filter groups by state and cause.

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October 19, 2014

Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities

The nearly 11-percent gain in giving to the 400 most successful fundraising organizations came in large part because of a surge in donations from the wealthy.

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October 19, 2014

Total Private Support to the Philanthropy 400

See how giving to America's biggest charities has changed over the last 10 years.

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October 19, 2014

Charities Whose Donations Grew and Dropped the Most in 2013

Private support for the National Academy of Sciences grew more than 955 percent.

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October 19, 2014

New to the Philanthropy 400 in 2014

Organizations that made the list for the first time this year or are returning after being off the list for at least a year.

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October 19, 2014

Off the Philanthropy 400 in 2014

Organizations that appeared in the 2013 list but didn't raise enough money to be included in 2014.

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October 19, 2014

How Food Banks Fared

A sampling of some of the largest Feeding America food banks shows a wide range in donations year over year.

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October 19, 2014

Forecast for Fundraising in 2014

The Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation and Guild Association expects a 133.1% increase in private support.

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October 19, 2014

What Donors Want Now

People who give to America’s biggest charities want candor, connection to a cause, and respect.

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October 19, 2014

Face Time With a University President Accelerates Donors’ Giving

A prominent Kansas State University alumnus says president Kirk Schulz takes the time to explain what’s needed and why—without the hard sell.

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October 19, 2014

Social-Service Group’s Potential to Do More Inspires Donor to Give

Carol Wheeler’s giving to The Arc is relatively new, but she’s already asking friends to contribute, too.

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October 19, 2014

Audubon’s Effort to Broaden Its Network of Support Appeals to Big Donor

Maggie Walker says it’s inspiring to learn what other donors are doing.

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October 19, 2014

Charities Use Customized Tools and More to Keep Donors in Touch

To compete for donations from the rich, nonprofits are using creative approaches like personalized videos, one-of-a-kind photo books, and password-protected web pages.

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October 19, 2014

Charities Seek to Attract More Boomers as They Mull Retirement Plans

Donor-advised funds and community foundations see a surge in donations, especially from people in their 50s and 60s.

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October 19, 2014

$4.4-Billion in Oil-Spill Fines Flows to Nonprofit Projects on the Gulf Coast

More cash may be on the way as the legal wrangling over the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues.

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October 19, 2014

How The Chronicle Compiled Its Philanthropy 400 Rankings of the Largest Charities

The list is based on cash and product donations as well as stock, land, and other gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations in the United States.