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2019 Giving Report

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The Fidelity Charitable Giving Report is a snapshot of our more than 200,000 generous donors—their approach to philanthropy, the organizations they support, and how they made more of a difference in 2018.

In 2018, Fidelity Charitable made

in donor-recommended grants,
a 17% increase from 2017.

icon showing 60% of grant recommendations were designated where needed most

Grant recommendations that were designated “where needed most,” giving nonprofits the flexibility to apply funds to their most mission-critical priorities.

icon showing that 142,515 unique nonprofits were supported by our donors

Unique nonprofits supported by our donors, representing a broad range of charitable causes in every state and around the world.

more than 10 grants were recommended by the average Giving Account

The average Giving Account recommended more than 10 grants, nearly twice the average 10 years ago.

1B-complex-assets $627M 20132018 $1.3B

Contributions of non-publicly traded assets hit $1 billion milestone.

Fidelity Charitable’s expertise in the donation of non-publicly traded assets has helped facilitate the growth of these tax-efficient contributions, converting more than $6 billion in non-publicly traded assets into dollars for charity since inception.

Donors are looking to make more of a difference with impact investing.

Impact investing exemplifies the idea that one can “do well by doing good” with one’s investments. More donors are choosing to more closely align their investment choices with their values and support impact investing nonprofits.

Read more about these record-setting results and how our donors are using their Giving Accounts to make a difference.

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Additional insights

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund is a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities while potentially growing your donations over time.

Learn more

Donor stories

These articles and videos highlight how Fidelity Charitable donors use their Giving Accounts to make more of a difference.

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The Future of Philanthropy

Our report shares how trends in philanthropy are impacting donors and explores the directions philanthropy may move in the future.

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How Fidelity Charitable can help

Since 1991, we have been a leader in charitable planning and giving solutions, helping donors like you support their favorite charities in smart ways.

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