Nationwide Survey Finds 26% of Donors Expect to Give More to Charity in 2010 Compared to 2009

Dec 09, 2010, 15:28 ET from The National Christian Foundation

Contributions and Grants To Date at The National Christian Foundation (NCF) Confirm Survey Findings – Both Are Up 20% Over 2009

ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After several years of declines in nationwide charitable giving levels to U.S. charities, contributions to Atlanta-based National Christian Foundation (NCF) have experienced a strong turnaround in 2010. Gifts to date to NCF, the 34th largest U.S. charity according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, are up 20% over the same time period in 2009. In addition, grants recommended by donors from the Fund to other charities are also up 20% over 2009.

This indicates a strong start to the critical year-end giving season and confirms a survey that NCF conducted recently. The polling of over 650 respondents across the country indicated that 26% of donors plan to give more this year than they did last year, and 53% plan to give at least the same amount in 2010 as they gave in 2009(1).

NCF President David Wills says, "We are encouraged by the faithful generosity of our givers who are passionately supporting the causes they believe in, despite the recovering economy. This means that this year, literally hundreds of millions of grant dollars will go to charities in critical need of support to fund their important work."

BACKGROUND

The National Christian Foundation (NCF) sponsors The NCF Giving Fund, America's largest donor-advised fund focused on the unique goals of Christian givers. Since its inception in 1982, NCF has received more than $3 billion in contributions and made over $2 billion in grants. Through their headquarters in Atlanta, GA and local offices throughout the nation, NCF comes alongside generous givers to help maximize their tax savings so they can give more.

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(1)Survey involved 650 respondents from NCF donor database conducted in July 2010.

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