ItemThe Giving Environment: Understanding Pre-Pandemic Trends in Charitable Giving(2021-07-27) Osili, Una; Zarins, Sasha; Han, XiaoCharitable giving reached an all-time high in 2020 with Americans donating $471 billion. This includes an adjustment of over $4 billion for COVID-19 relief and racial justice giving on top of what would normally be expected for those types of causes in 2020. However, in order to better understand these trends, we need to better understand the landscape of philanthropy before the onset of the pandemic and the increased awareness of social and racial justice issues. Item16 Years of Charitable Giving Research(2019-12-12) Osili, Una; Clark, Chelsea; Han, XiaoThe underlying data for this research brief is drawn from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy Panel Study (PPS)—a signature research project of the school. The PPS, formerly known as the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS), follows the same families’ philanthropic behaviors throughout their lives. The study provides nonprofit sector professionals, fundraisers, policymakers and public officials a unique perspective of household giving and volunteering behaviors over time. ItemChanges to the Giving Landscape(2019-10-22) Clark, Chelsea; Han, Xiao; Osili, UnaThis report presents a detailed analysis of shifts in American household giving from the year 2000 to 2016, which includes information about giving behaviors from before (2000-2008) and after (2010-2016) the Great Recession (which occurred from December 2007-June 2009). Understanding changes in how American households are giving can provide useful insights for donors, leaders, and policy makers. ItemNew Data on Charitable Giving in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics(2006-07) Ottoni-Wilhelm, MarkThere is considerable interest in the economics of charitable giving (see Clotfelter 1997 and Vesterlund 2003 for reviews), but household surveys containing giving data are rare. This has restricted empirical research. For instance, most empirical research about tax effects on giving use itemized charitable deductions from income tax data, and therefore results are restricted to tax effects on aggregate giving. A household survey can collect data permitting research about tax effects on giving to disaggregated purposes./ ItemThe Distribution of Giving in Six Surveys(2002-11) Ottoni-Wilhelm, MarkDespite widespread interest in philanthropy across social science disciplines and among policy-makers and practitioners it was not until the late 1980s that data on individual giving began to be regularly collected. Since that time several different surveys have been fielded, but these have produced very different measurements of the percentage of households making gifts and the amounts of those gifts. This paper examines six major household surveys of giving and attempts to trace these differences in measurement to underlying differences in survey methodology. ItemPatterns of Overall Giving in COPPS 2003(2006-05-24) Yoshioka, TakayukiIn this paper, I describe how patterns of overall giving differ across socioeconomic characteristics of households with the data set called the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS). The COPPS is the nation’s first and only ongoing philanthropy study surveying the same families every two years, along with the families created by their adult children. The COPPS 2003 wave asks about the value of household charitable contributions, which consist of money, assets, or property given in 2002. ItemBasic Facts about Charitable Giving from the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study(2005-09-16) Ottoni-Wilhelm, MarkBasic facts about the charitable giving of families are presented using the first wave of the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study, a new module in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The basic facts are about the relationship between giving and income and the distribution of giving.