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Faith, Philanthropy, and the Future: An Original Study of Giving and Religious Institutions

We are an increasingly religiously diverse nation, with many intersections between religion and our commitment to community. Understanding how giving is spread across faith institutions, as well as nonprofits whose services may be non-religious, but whose affiliations are religious, will guide future understandings of how faith, philanthropy, and service to community intersect.

Changing Our World, Inc. is pleased to present findings from its 2014 Fellowship report, Faith, Philanthropy, and the Future: An Original Study of Giving and Religious Institutions. The report examines how changes within the U.S. have affected religious giving and encourages further exploration and discussion in defining how this giving is measured. Our findings provide a fuller picture of philanthropy in this sector, and help to inform funding strategy and tactics for religiously affiliated nonprofits.

This is the fifth in a series of annual Fellowship reports published by Changing Our World. The Fellow program invites M.A. and Ph.D. candidates from around the United States to competitively vie for a ten week residential research program in which they critically explore an emerging issue or trend in philanthropy. Changing Our World’s 2014 Fellow, Farva Kaukab, is now finishing her Master’s degree at the Harvard University School of Divinity.

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