Connecticut Giving Report

Publication date: 
June, 2018
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP)

The Connecticut Giving Report covers individual and foundation giving for calendar year 2015, 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, Guidestar, the IRS Statistics of Income Division, and from 990 and 990-PF tax returns collected by the Foundation Center.

Report Highlights:

  • Individuals and foundations in Connecticut gave $5 billion to charitable organizations in 2015.

  • In 2015, $3.81 billion of giving was provided by Connecticut individuals.

  • 74% of Connecticut households donated to charity, in 2015.

  • In 2015, foundations in Connecticut provided $1.2 billion in grants to support programs and organizations in the state, around the country, and even internationally.

  • Out-of-state foundations contributed $419 million in grant dollars to Connecticut nonprofits.

  • Despite an increase in individual giving from 2014 to 2015, the numbers of Connecticut residents supporting charitable groups has declined 10% since 2005.

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