International Grantmaking IV

An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends

Josefina Atienza & Steven Lawrence

2008, 121 pages. Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10003, 800-424-9836,

Estimated U.S. foundation giving for international purposes reached a record $5.4 billion in 2007, and 2008 giving is likely to top that record. International Grantmaking IV: An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends, a new report prepared by the Foundation Center in cooperation with the Council on Foundations, examines changes in grantmakers' strategies and practices and the outlook for giving based on a 2008 survey and interviews with leading funders. It also documents trends in giving through 2006 based on actual grants awarded by over 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations.