2017 Giving Report

Insights into the growing community of Fidelity Charitable donors and how they give


As more people use donor-advised funds to plan their giving, their impact on the charitable sector has grown. The 2017 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report is a snapshot of our nearly 150,000 donors and how they give.

Key Report Findings

What defined giving last year? In 2016, important themes emerged around sustained charitable support, the ongoing use of non-cash assets to fund philanthropy, and donors' responses to current events.

Charitable trends

Donors are not only using smarter ways to fund their giving, they've also been influenced by other changes in how people give. Explore how donors are creating greater impact with their support.

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The geography of giving

Which cities are the biggest supporters of education? What is the difference between charitable support in Boston and Dallas? We look at charitable sector support across 30 metro areas and profile what giving looks like in different cities.

Did you know?

Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing way to give in the United States. Find out why people are using them.

What does giving $3.5 billion to charity look like?

See how the collective impact of one community of donors is changing philanthropy.


Additional insights

The 2016 Future of Philanthropy

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

Donor stories

Articles and videos featuring Fidelity Charitable donors and the different ways they use their Giving Accounts to make a difference.

The Giving Gap

Some donors are increasingly using charitable giving vehicles, but many are not aware such tax-efficient methods for giving exist.

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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