Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Foundation Center Report Sees Growth for Charities Focusing on Animals and the Environment

Foundation funding for charities focused on the environment and animal welfare saw double digit growth in 2007 according to a comprehensive report released by our partner, the Foundation Center. This is great news for a relatively small sector of non-profits: environment and animal charities received only 7% of all foundation support in 2007.

Overall giving in 2007 across ten major fields saw a 13% increase over 2006, but the environment and animal sector saw 28% growth, more than double the overall growth rate. As we’ve noted before, the arts charities are experiencing harder times then other non-profit organizations, and the report confirmed our observation. Foundation funding for these organizations fell 1.5% in 2007. Other highlights from the report can be found here, and you can learn about Charity Navigator’s collaboration with the Foundation Center here.

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