Year-End Giving: A Focus on Impact
- Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Jeanne Leong, 215-573-8151, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fidelity Charitable, Fidelity Charitable Communications, 617-563-5800, email@example.com
- Annie E. Casey Foundation, Norris West, 410-223-2971, NWest@AECF.ORG
Around the world, the end of the year marks a time of reflection, celebration, and giving. In the United States, approximately 25 percent of philanthropic giving will happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. So this year the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Fidelity Charitable, among others, have teamed up to help donors make a more immediate and sustainable impact.
For nearly a decade, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy has enabled donors worldwide to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. In areas as diverse as closing the achievement gap in the United States, providing effective disaster relief, and improving public health outcomes such as child survival rates, the Center delivers guidance to answer the age-old question, How can my money do the most good?
During this season of generosity, the Center releases its annual High Impact Year-End Giving Guide, which includes seven of the most promising global philanthropic opportunities highlighted during the past year, handpicked by the team based on evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness; special features (this year on addiction, effective disaster relief, and environmental health); tips on identifying high-impact opportunities; and free resources for conducting due diligence on nonprofits.
“Donors have the opportunity to make year-end giving the start of year-round impact,” said Katherina Rosqueta, the Center’s Founding Executive Director. “This year we are delighted to have collaborated closely with Fidelity Charitable and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others, to help even more donors identify and support high-impact opportunities.”
To provide even greater access to the guide’s content, Fidelity Charitable, which launched the first national donor-advised fund program in 1991, is extending the Center’s guidance to donors and visitors to its website to highlight opportunities to give smarter and make each charitable dollar go further.
“We’re committed to helping donors overcome barriers to giving by making it simple, effective and accessible,” said Amy Danforth, President of Fidelity Charitable. “That’s exactly what this guide does—provides a resource that makes it as easy as possible to give with confidence and maximize your impact.”
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to building better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States and a long-time supporter of the Center, also recognized the potential to pair donor interest at year-end with practical, evidence-based guidance.
“Strategic partnerships with other funders enable us to deepen our learning and ultimately achieve greater results for children and families across America,” said Miriam Shark, Associate Director for Philanthropic Partnerships at Casey. “The Center’s guidance provides donors with opportunities to support strong, successful families and resilient communities. We encourage more donors to view this season of generosity also as one of great impact.”