Key Facts on Georgia Foundations, 2006

Nov 1, 2006
In 2004, 1,285 grantmaking independent, corporate, community, and operating foundations were headquartered in Georgia, an increase of 27.5 percent over 1999, which was slower than the 34.9 percent rise in the number of all U.S. foundations during this period. Giving by Georgia foundations grew at a slower pace than foundation funding overall—11.6 percent versus 36.5 percent, respectively. While U.S. foundations increased their assets by 13.8 percent and received 25.2 percent less in gifts, Georgia foundations experienced the opposite, with a 6.1 percent decrease in assets and a 3.1 percent increase in gifts received. Although most of Georgia's foundations are small, the top ten by total giving provided 49.9 percent of all support while the top ten by assets accounted for 50.9 percent of resources.
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