This updated research report from our last report in 2019 shows that Catholic foundations continue to be a fast-growing sector in philanthropy in the United States. We believe the most successful foundations will continually adapt and refine their strategic growth plans for the future, which will look at both investment performance and fundraising.
This update summarizes key trends we’re tracking as we continue to focus on the endowment, foundation, and nonprofit marketplace. The Wilmington Trust Endowments and Foundations team categorized them into investment and fundraising trends, since these are the two key ways to grow endowment funds. With the pandemic essentially behind us, many nonprofits are now assessing their endowment strategies, fundraising goals, and strategic plans in light of recent geopolitical turmoil.
This research report, which was conducted in June 2020, illustrates the importance of building a strategic endowment plan for a community college.In this report, we begin with an overview of the community college sector, as well as a discussion of industry trends. We examine fundraising and endowment management strategies, which are becoming more important to these institutions in the current environment.
In 2016, we released one of the first studies on religious-based fundraising foundations, The Advancement of Religious-Based Fundraising Foundations in the United States. We examined religious giving and focused on the use of stand-alone fundraising foundations, focusing on Catholic diocese or community foundations. This updated research report shows that Catholic foundations have become a national trend and continue to advance at a fast pace in the United States.
This research report conducted in 2013 provides an analysis of fundraising, endowment management, and governance/disclosure practices of independent school foundations in New York State.There are three trends affecting independent schools nationally today: enrollments are flat and declining; there is great pressure to expand programs and facilities; and tuition costs continue to rise, impacting affordability for many families.