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New Regional Giving Studies Released

Friday, January 8, 2016
As 2015 came to a close, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Florida Philanthropic Network, Philanthropy West Virginia, Philanthropy Ohio, and Colorado Association of Funders released annual giving reports focused on the latest data available in their regions. 
2015 Giving Report (Colorado Association of Funders)
Giving by Colorado’s foundations reached a record $803 million in 2013, increasing 11 percent from the previous year and 150 percent over the past decade. Combined with donations by individual Coloradans, annual charitable giving in Colorado totaled almost $4.2 billion.
Giving in Connecticut 2015 (Connecticut Council for Philanthropy)
This report explores the most current data for philanthropic giving in Connecticut, citing $4.66 billion in charitable contributions in 2013. While recognizing the most accurate data is analyzed, CCP argues philanthropic sector needs to work for transparency and more cross-sector collaboration, to share data, knowledge and strategies as well as engage in advocacy and public policy efforts for more impactful grantmaking.
Giving in Florida 2015 (Florida Philanthropic Network)
This report found an amazing 20 percent increase in charitable assets in 2013 from the previous year, bringing Florida’s foundation assets above their pre-recession peak. 
Ohio Gives 2015 (Philanthropy Ohio)
Ohio has a strong tradition of charitable giving. Each year, Philanthropy Ohio researches, analyzes and presents the most recent data on Ohio’s individual and organizational giving in our Ohio Gives report. In the latest report, Ohio’s giving fell by 5 percent in 2013, pushed downward by a drop in individual giving that was moderated by an uptick in foundation giving. Altogether, Ohio giving totaled $7.42 billion. 
2015 State of Philanthropy Report (Philanthropy West Virginia)
While the rest of the nation is seeing an increase in charitable giving, indicating recession recovery, West Virginia continues to see a decrease. This report finds a 2.2% decrease in 2013 from 2012. 
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