Philanthropic Landscape Annual Report

A Guide to Philanthropy in the U.S.

Reactions to our Philanthropic Landscape

"Today’s philanthropic landscape is one of resiliency, responsiveness, and continued evolution. Nonprofit professionals and board members can use this guidebook to understand American philanthropy and set data-informed fundraising strategies for their organizations."  

- Robert Kissane
Chairman, CCS Fundraising

“It is heartening to see the resiliency of philanthropy in this year’s edition, as Giving USA estimates that Americans gave a record-setting $471.44 billion in 2020. At the same time, we must recognize that this outpouring of generosity sits within a complex and turbulent landscape.

It is more important than ever for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers to understand the philanthropic terrain and be diligent and intentional as they connect with donors.”

– Tom Kissane, Principal & Managing Director and Natalie Skinner, Senior Vice President
Philanthropic Landscape Co-Editors