What growth trends did the community foundation field experience in FY 2014? Sustained Growth in an Expanding Field is an analysis of 2014 data gathered through the Columbus Survey. The report is a resource to understand the performance of your individual organization in the context of the field. Trends in assets, gifts, and grants are the focal point of the analysis.
For a sixth straight year the community foundation field saw growth in assets, with participants experiencing an average 11% increase over 2013 asset levels. This growth was consistent for foundations of all sizes. Gifts and grants also saw significant increases across the field, at 16% and 20% respectively. Changes in these levels were more dependent on the size of the individual community foundation, with small community foundations seeing the most pronounced increases.