The Connecticut Giving Report covers Connecticut individual and foundation giving for calendar year 2016, the most recent year available for comparable data. Every year the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) collects and analyzes information for this report from a variety of sources including the University of Indiana’s Giving USA and Generosityforlife.org, Guidestar, the IRS Statistics of Income Division, and from 990 and 990-PF tax returns collected by the Foundation Center.
Individuals and foundations in Connecticut gave $4.97 billion to charitable organizations in 2016, falling slightly from the prior year's $5 billion.
In 2016, $3.32 billion was provided by Connecticut individuals, a decrease of 4.5% from 2015 giving. Nationally, individual giving grew by 6%.
In 2016, foundations in Connecticut provided $1.4 billion in grants to support programs and organizations in the state, around the country, and even internationally. This is an increase of 17% over Connecticut foundation giving in 2015.
Out-of-state foundations contributed $417.3 million in grant dollars to Connecticut nonprofits.
Support for undergraduate college, universities, and professional programs garnered 41% of education funding from Connecticut foundations and out-of-state foundations.
Contributing Staff: Karla Fortunato and Laurie Allen
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