Large foundations' Grant Making to Native America

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Large foundations' Grant Making to Native America

This free online report uses data compiled from Internal Revenue Service records as reported by the Foundation Center to examine large grants to Native America made by the approximately 900 largest independent, community, operating, and corporate foundations in the United States over the period 1989-2002. Grants were identified by the Foundation Center using a keyword search (of which ‚ÄúNative Americans‚Ä? is one) and the application of categories from the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities. Thus, ‚Äúsmall‚Ä? grants, grants from smaller foundations, grants from tribes or tribal philanthropies, gifts from individual philanthropists, and foundation grants that serve Native causes and concerns among many others (which makes it impossible to identify the funds flowing only to Native America) are excluded from the analysis of this paper. Nonetheless, the data provide a reasonably representative picture of
regularities and trends in the non-Native, formal philanthropic sector, including data on total giving over time, top donors, top recipients, and the distribution of grant funds across issue areas and geographies.

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