Assessing the Post-9/11 Funding Environment: Grantmakers' Perspectives

by Loren Renz

Sep 1, 2002
The Foundation Center conducted a survey of 9/11 donors and of a broad sample of grantmakers from March 1 to April 30, 2002. The principal goals of this qualitative survey were to learn more about the sources and purposes of 9/11 pledges and to assess the relative impact of the 9/11 response versus the stock market decline on foundation and corporate giving. Specifically, the survey sought to measure the extent and nature of changes in grantmaking priorities and practices resulting from 9/11; to distinguish changes prompted by 9/11 from those brought on by decreased asset values; and to help forecast changes in levels of giving in 2001 and 2002. The results of the survey are presented in this report.
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