Foundation Yearbook

Facts and Figures on Private and Community Foundations

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 17, No 3 (Winter 2006)

Steven Lawrence and Josefina Atienza

2006, 74 pages. Foundation Center , 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 800-424-9836

As part of the Foundation Today Series, this report examines annual growth and development trends for foundations operating in the U.S. The report indicates that, while foundation giving and asset values continued to rise in 2005, they were still below the inflation-adjusted highs of 2000 and 2001.

Community foundations saw a particularly significant increase in gifts. Although they represent just one percent of foundations, community foundations account for over nine percent of giving and sixteen percent of gifts received.

Although foundation giving is unevenly distributed across the country