Types of Donors

Corporations are the most important funders. Number of different funders is related to the legal and fiscal environment and the availability of support.

Who gives money

(Percentage of countries receiving funds by donor type)

Chart illustrating types of donors to community foundations globally

Explanation of chart

The chart shows that the greatest source of funds is from companies. Companies give to community foundations in more than three-fifths of countries, and this source is nearly twice as important as the other three sources, which include individuals, charities, and government.

Numbers of different types of donors are important

Just over one-third (36 per cent) of countries had had three or more of the above funds. This was positively correlated with having a favorable legal and fiscal environment. It was also correlated with high availability of support to community foundations.

Where next

We explore the trends in donor engagement on the next page.