The Economist Intelligence Unit Report: Portraits of Young Philanthropists

How Generation X and Generation Y are transforming charitable giving

With roughly $41 trillion projected to transfer to Generation X and Generation Y by 2052, the next generation of donors may be the most powerful the philanthropic world has ever seen. And as these donors begin to enter their 40s and 50s—prime ages for establishing long-term strategies to guide their philanthropy—understanding their approach is key.

This report, researched and written by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Fidelity Charitable, examines the attitudes and characteristics of the entrepreneurs, finance industry executives, and heirs who make up key cohorts of these next-generation givers. With their international worldview, active engagement in giving, and focus on measurable impact, these individuals are transforming the philanthropic landscape.

Find out who they are and how they are leaving their mark on the world of charitable giving.