Foundation Giving Trends (2010 Edition)

Update on Funding Priorities

2010, 43 pages, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, (212) 620-4230,

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This report from the Foundation Center details the activities of foundation grant making in 2010. In the first year of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, foundation funding declined across five of 10 major subject areas, among a matched set of funders. “The full force of the economic crisis did not register in 2008 foundation giving,” said Steven Lawrence, director of research and the report's principal author. “But losses among half of the major fields showed what would come the following year.”

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