Philanthropy During Recovery That Still Underwhelms


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Forbes recapped two reports that discovered, despite unpromising economic trends, Americans keep on giving.

The first report,"“Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2013," encapsulates the steady rise of charitable giving for the past four years. The second report, focusing on the "98 percenter foundations" (the 86,000 philanthropic foundations with assets less than $50 million), found that these "smaller foundations [had] a good year".

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