More people than ever before are choosing to use donor-advised funds to plan their giving. The Fidelity Charitable Giving Report is a snapshot of our nearly 180,000 donors and how their impact on the charitable sector has grown.
Top trends from 2017
Fidelity Charitable made a record $4.5 billion in donor-recommended grants last year, a $1 billion year-over-year increase. Volumes also hit a new milestone in 2017: 1 million grants went to 127,000 different nonprofits.
$60M in disaster relief support across 21K grants
5 out of 6
Disaster relief grant dollars went toward the 2017 Atlantic hurricanes, including Harvey and Maria
Charitable accounts made a disaster relief grant last year
After a year of rapid appreciation, bitcoin has become an increasingly popular way to fund charitable giving. Fidelity Charitable saw a surge of bitcoin donations at year-end, when the cryptocurrency's value peaked.
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