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Report // 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021

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Report // 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021

Our Fifth Annual Edition

Front cover of “11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021”We published the first 11 Trends in Philanthropy report in 2017. For this latest edition, we had planned to reflect on the many trends we’ve highlighted over the years to see what progress (or regress) they’ve made.

2020 had its own plans, however. Each trend had to be considered and reconsidered within the context of a global health and economic crisis with huge diversity, equity, and inclusion implications; a new era in the fight for racial justice; and a series of attacks on our American democracy.

What we found was that many of the through-lines we’ve been tracking in philanthropy for five years now have new meaning and urgency — but they’ve been there all along.

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