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Family Foundation Philanthropy report - 2008

From 2008
"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."

The full report is available for download at the link below.

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