National Philanthropic Trust Partners With Giving USA Foundation

NPT to Share Proprietary Donor-Advised Fund Research

Apr 25, 2013, 12:39 ET from National Philanthropic Trust

JENKINTOWN, Pa., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), one of the top 25 largest grant-making institutions in the United States, announced it has partnered with Giving USA Foundation to highlight donor-advised fund (DAF) market trends in the foundation's publications.

"NPT is pleased to partner with Giving USA to share industry-leading trends about the fastest-growing giving vehicle in the US: donor-advised funds," said Eileen Heisman, NPT President and CEO.  "Giving USA's research reports are among philanthropy's most-trusted sources of relevant, reliable giving data.  The inclusion of detailed DAF research, for the first time, will assist donors and practitioners in understanding the benefits and popularity of DAFs. It demonstrates Giving USA Foundation's dedication to providing the most up-to-date information about philanthropy in America."

NPT's DAF report findings identify DAF trends, as well as the giving vehicle's impact on philanthropy. NPT will share this data in Giving USA's publications, including the "Annual Report on Philanthropy," historically released in June. Giving USA publications are published by Giving USA Foundation and are researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Beginning with the "Giving USA Spotlight" published recently, NPT will share donor-advised fund market research, some of which is summarized in the Donor-Advised Fund Report. NPT's annual report examines IRS Form 990 filing data.  In 2012, forms from 652 charitable organizations that sponsor donor-advised funds were reviewed to compile the report. 

About National Philanthropic Trust
NPT was founded in 1996. Since that time, it has raised over $3.3 billion in charitable contributions and currently manages over $1.7 billion in charitable assets.  NPT has made nearly 73,000 grants totaling almost $1.7 billion to charities all over the world and ranks among the 25 largest grant-making institutions in the United States.  NPT publishes the DAF Report (, which is a unique, annual compilation and analysis of charitable organizations that sponsor donor-advised funds.  Visit

About Giving USA Foundation
Advancing the research, education, and public understanding of philanthropy is the mission of the Giving USA Foundation, founded in 1985 by The Giving Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, the Foundation publishes data and trends about charitable giving through its seminal publication, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, and quarterly reports on topics related to the field of philanthropy. Visit the Giving USA Foundation website for more information. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running and most comprehensive report on philanthropy in the United States. Giving USA has been empowering the nonprofit sector since 1955, providing key fundraising intelligence each year related to the sources and uses of philanthropy in America.

About Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change in the world. The School offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women's Philanthropy Institute. Learn more at

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