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Latest Releases From the Field- Early August 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Latest Reports from the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, Council on Foundations and Commonfund.

Our Members

Philanthropy in New Mexico – 2018 Edition & Outlook for Foundation Giving 2018 
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
The latest edition of Philanthropy in New Mexico looks at the scope of the state's grantmaking foundations, their giving practices and priorities. A companion analysis and report Outlook for Foundation Giving 2018 describes how funders are working to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector and provide insight into potential changes in local grantmaking strategies.

Others in the Field

Council on Foundations – Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations®
Council on Foundations and Commonfund
The latest edition of this report shows that participating private and community foundations realized significantly higher investment returns for the 2017 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2017) than they did in FY2016. Participating private foundations reported an average FY2017 return of 15.0 percent compared with 6.4 percent in FY2016. Participating community foundations reported an average return of 15.1 percent for FY2017, up from 7.3 percent in FY2016. (All return data are reported net of fees.)

The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations, 2011-2015
Council on Foundations and Foundation Center
The latest report in a decades-long collaboration between Foundation Center and The Council on Foundations aims to help funders and civil society organizations better navigate the giving landscape as they work to effect change around the world. The analysis reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29% from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015. In addition to a detailed analysis of trends by issue area, geographic region, population group and donor strategy, this analysis also relates these trends to key events and developments, including the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and the increasing legal restrictions faced by civil society in countries around the world.