A Record-Breaking Year of Giving

Our donor-advised funds played a crucial role in 2020. Amid the pandemic, many of our fundholders shattered giving numbers to help halt the spread of COVID-19 and lessen its impact.

To our fundholders—THANK YOU for your continued partnership and support in making a stronger and more equitable community for all.

Check out some of the statistics.


Grantmaking from Donor-advised Funds

a record-breaking year for community impact
YEAR
GRANTS MADE
AMOUNT AWARDED
change FROM PRIOR YEAR
2019
2,296 
$36,145,174 
22%
2020
2,790 
$53,888,110 
49%

Indiana
77% of grants stayed in Indiana


philanthropic support in the face of the pandemic

450 grants made to organizations specifically related to COVID-related relief efforts

$7.4 million invested into the community related to COVID-related relief efforts

a shift from traditional grantmaking

Many donor-advised funds chose to support grassroots and neighborhood organizations in 2020. Over 327 organizations received their first grant from a CICF donor-advised fund in 2020. The total amount granted to these organizations from our donor-advised funds was nearly $6.3 million.

Learn more about how CICF can be a partner in your philanthropy with a donor-advised fund. There is no minimum requirement to open a fund.

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