The performance of the Donations, Grants and Endowment industry has been extremely volatile over the five years to 2014, with respect to both revenue and profit. However, as the economy continues to rebound, driven by improving financial market performance and lower unemployment, more businesses and individuals are expected to increase their giving to grantmaking foundations. As a result, industry revenue and profit margins are anticipated to stabilize significantly over the five years to 2019.
This industry comprises organizations known as grantmaking foundations or charitable trusts. Operators award grants from trust funds based on a competitive selection process or by the preferences of the foundation managers and grantors. Industry operators may also fund a single entity, such as a museum or university. Due to the unique structure of this industry, revenue is calculated by adding contributions, grants, investment income and realized gains.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.