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Recent Regional Releases

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Regional associations regularly produce high quality reports on issues important to the field. Below are just a few recent examples of new releases by regionals associations.
Philanthropy Southwest's 2014 Giving Study
The latest giving study released by Philanthropy Southwest shows a healthy philanthropic sector in the southwestern U.S., with both giving and assets increasing significantly. The seven states included in the study are Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. In addition to the full report, key findings and state-specific findings are available.
Donors Forum, in partnership with The Foundation Center, has released the latest Giving in Illinois report. Although lagging behind foundations in other states with regard to asset growth, Illinois foundation giving outpaced U.S. foundations overall. Giving in Illinois reveals the varying ways in which Illinois donors support nonprofits in the arts, health, human services, and several other nonprofit sectors.
Trista Harris, President of Minnesota Council on Foundations speaks with Gary Cunningham, Vice President of Programs at Northwest Area Foundation about his recent publication, The Urgency of Now: Foundations' Role in Ending Racial Inequity, and what other grantmakers can learn from the work he has done.
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has released the latest version of Giving in Indiana. Produced in partnership with the Foundation Center, the report presents new research on grantmaking in the state, including a focused analysis of grants directed toward specific beneficiary groups. The study was made possible with support from the D5 Coalition
This Gateway Center for Giving guide was created to help businesses set up and carry out a charitable giving program by taking them through the basic steps: deciding why to give; determining where to give; allocating what to give; and finally, assessing a business' charitable program. Funding for this updated resource was generously provided by the YouthBridge Community Foundation.