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Giving in Illinois

Giving in Illinois

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Report from the Foundation Center and the Donors Forum of Illinois describing the philanthropic environment in Illinois.
Report from the Foundation Center and the Donors Forum of Illinois describing the philanthropic environment in Illinois.

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Published by: valeriefleonard on Jun 14, 2013
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Giving in
Contributing Staff
Foundation Center
Steven Lawrence, Director of ResearchReina Mukai, Senior Research AssociateSarah Reibstein, Research AssistantVanessa Schnaidt, Director of CommunicationsChristine Innamorato, Production ManagerBetty Saronson, Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator
Donors Forum (Illinois)
Valerie S. Lies, President and CEORobin Berkson, Senior Vice PresidentCeleste Wroblewski, Vice President, External RelationsMarilou Jones, Director of Communications
About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy  worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world tothe resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and,increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. Italso operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regionallibrary/learning centers and its network of more than 470 funding information centers located in publiclibraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world. For moreinformation, please visitfoundationcenter.org or call (212) 620-4230.
About Donors Forum
Donors Forum ( www.donorsforum.org ) leverages the collective power of philanthropy and nonprofitsto improve lives and strengthen communities. Founded in 1974, Donors Forum is the only membershipassociation in Illinois for funders and nonprofits of all kinds, as well as their advisors and consultants.Some 1,200 organizations and individuals belong to Donors Forum, and thousands more benefit fromits services and resources, some of which are free. Donors Forum is based in Chicago but serves the entirestate. It is a hub for connection and collaboration as well as a source of programs, workshops, research,publications and other tools—including a free Library in Chicago and six Philanthropy Centers in differentIllinois locations—that strengthen the effectiveness of philanthropy and nonprofits.Through public policy advocacy as well as public and media relations, Donors Forum also serves as a leaderand voice for philanthropy and nonprofits, protecting and promoting their critical missions and work.Find more details about all Donors Forum offers and about the value of becoming a Member, ForumPartner, or Associate Member: www.donorsforum.org ,info@donorsforum.org , or (888) 578-0090. The generosity of Lloyd A. Fry Foundation helped underwritethe cost of this research and publication of this report.
Copyright © 2013 by the Foundation Center. All rights reserved.Printed and bound in the United States of America.ISBN 978-1-59542-450-1
Giving in Illinois
Key Findings
Number of Illinois grantmaking foundations
$2.6 billion
Record level of Illinois foundation giving
Education and Health
Top funding priorities of Illinois foundations
Nearly 30%
Share of Illinois foundation givingproviding general operating support
$335.5 million
Giving by non-Illinois foundations to Illinois recipients
$28.5 billion
Assets of Illinois foundations
Share of Illinois foundation giving accounted forby Cook County grantmakers
Illinois is home to a vibrant and growing grantmaking community addressing issues ranging from the arts to medical research to the sciences at the local,national, and even international level. Following are key indicators of the scopeand giving priorities of the Illinois foundation community in 2011.

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