"This report aims to provide a better information platform on levels of giving
through charitable family foundations. The last few decades have seen
escalating private wealth built on the success of global markets and capital
flows. But while many wealthy people are engaged in strategic philanthropic
activities, currently there is very little data on which to review levels and
trends in such philanthropic giving. The innovative research reported here aims
to assess the particular contribution of charitable family foundations to
philanthropy today, comparing findings for the UK internationally with the rest
of Europe and the US. Independently-governed and funded principally by the
personal gift of a family business or family, charitable family foundations
have historically played a vital role in philanthropy throughout the world.
They have considerable private assets, often in the form of permanent
endowments, used principally to make grants to charities, individuals and other
public benefit institutions."
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