Five Themes

Findings from the Global Status Report 2010 are grouped under five main themes:

Facts & Figures gives information about the growth and spread of community foundations, describing assets, grants, and staff.

Connections and Support gives information about the availability of services to develop community foundations, showing regional variations, demonstrating the benefits of co-operation, and assessing the value of individual support organizations.

Changing External Environment examines the global trends affecting the community foundation sector and looks at the legal and fiscal environment.

Encouraging Giving gives information about types of funds and types of donors, as well as looking at trends in giving, and how community foundations engage with their donors.

Achievements in the Community examines the changes that community foundations have, looking at ways in which they involve local citizens, give grants, develop program strategies, and communicate their impact.