Census 2020: Ensuring an Accurate Count

Have you filled out your 2020 census questionnaire? It’s critically important that every person living in the United States responds to the census to ensure that our communities receive federal funding to finance public services and programs. For the first time, you can answer the 2020 census online, by phone or by paper through the mail. This major technology integration …

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Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

As individuals, companies, and government agencies around the globe try to grapple with the outbreak of COVID-19, private philanthropists have given more than $9.1 billion to response and relief efforts. Candid, a leading data and research hub on nonprofits, has been closely tracking the donations from leading philanthropists and the world’s largest companies. You can dig into that data online …

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture: A Conversation with Virginia Clarke

Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst recently sat down with Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF). SAFSF is the nation’s only collaborative group for grantmakers and philanthropists with the common goal of supporting sustainable agriculture and food systems. On the podcast, Gwen and Virginia discussed what projects SAFSF members are investing in, how they are …

We’re Here to Help You Carry Out Your Charitable Legacy

For many donors and their families, it is very important to carefully develop and document their charitable plans. At Greater Horizons, we work with donors every day to ensure donors’ charitable legacies are carried out during and beyond their lifetimes. Have you thought about what will happen to your charitable fund after your lifetime? We offer several different options to …

Supporting Australian Wildfire Relief

Supporting Australian Wildfire Relief

The catastrophic bushfires raging across the eastern and southern coasts of Australia have destroyed more than 46 million acres of land and claimed at least 33 lives with the death toll expected to rise. More than one billion animals, many of which are endangered species, are estimated to have also lost their lives in the flames. The Center for Disaster …

What is a Corporate Donor-Advised Fund?

Nearly nine-in-10 (86%) Americans expect companies to do more than just make a profit – they should also address social and environmental issues. And 74% of Americans say that their job is more fulfilling when they are given the opportunity to make a positive impact on social and environmental issues. The numbers don’t lie – it’s clear that the public …

Multigenerational Families Encourage Philanthropy, According to Study

Charitable families and industry leaders from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago earlier this month to discuss the current philanthropic landscape at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy. Sessions included topics on honoring family legacy, succession planning, racial equity, impact investing, and more. The conference also coincided with the release of the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s second family philanthropy …

Charitable Giving Trends Continue to Propel Philanthropy Forward

According to the Giving USA Annual Report of Philanthropy, individuals, families and companies contributed $427 billion to charities in 2018. The Giving USA report shows how tax changes in 2017 created three trends in giving: Continued popularity of donor-advised funds, bunching as a charitable tax strategy and increased corporate charitable giving. Because individuals and families are having to rethink strategies …

5 Ways to Enjoy Giving More With a Donor-Advised Fund

Donors who give through a donor-advised fund at Greater Horizons enjoy the ease and flexibility of our charitable funds as well as our best-in-class customer service team to help them along the way. Whether you recently established your donor-advised fund, or you have been giving through your fund for many years, we want to help you make the most of …