Giving in Illinois 2017 reveals the scope and giving priorities of the Illinois foundation community.
Illinois foundation giving reached a record $3.8 billion in 2015, more than doubling since 2005. (Adjusted for inflation, giving rose 121 percent.) By comparison, giving by U.S. foundations overall rose 72 percent during this period (or 40 percent after inflation).
The analysis in this report is based on the Foundation Center's 2015 grants set, which includes all of the grants of $10,000 or more reported by 1,000 of the largest U.S. independent, corporate, community, and grantmaking operating foundations by total giving. The sample included 68 Illinois foundations with giving totaling $1.3 billion.