Community Foundations are the backbone of thriving communities—and here is the evidence. These studies and reports provide fact-driven, data-based evidence illustrating the importance and impact of Community Foundations.
- 2014 Donor-Advised Fund Report from the National Philanthropic Trust – This report provides analysis of the donor-advised fund market. It is based on data collected during the second and third quarters of 2014 about donor-advised funds and their charitable sponsors in fiscal year 2013.
- Webinar Recording - 2014 Urban Institute Survey of Donor Advised Funds: What We Learned and Why it Matters - In 2014, the Council commissioned the Urban Institute's Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy to conduct a survey about donor advised funds (DAFs) managed by community foundations. The webinar recording discusses how you can use this information in meetings with lawmakers to educate them about the importance of DAFs in communities. Download a summary of the report.
- 2011 Treasury Report on Supporting Organizations and DAFs – In 2007, The Treasury Department and IRS requested comments on issues relating to the organization and operation of donor advised funds and supporting organizations. The resulting report includes detailed discussion of the legal requirements for supporting organizations and donor advised funds, an analysis of available statistical information about DAFs and SOs, and more.
- Community Foundation Stats from Foundation Center – A treasure trove of data including things like “Aggregate Fiscal Data of Community Foundations in the U.S. from as early as 2013.