Answered By: Bobray Bordelon
Last Updated: May 04, 2020     Views: 92

  • U.S. Corporations are not required to disclose their charitable contributions.
  • From 2003-2008, Business Week did an annual survey (Late November/ early December) listing the largest 30 or so corporate contributors (cash and in-kind gifts). The information is based on about 200 returned questionnaires that Business Week sends to S&P 500 companies. This issue also ranks the largest 50 individual charitable contributors.
    • In ABI/Inform
      • business week in the Publication Title field
      • and givers in the Document Title field.
  • Giving USA
    • 1968+, print publication, is available in Firestone stacks (F) HV89.G5. (latest edition in DSS)
    • 2010, 2015, 2016 available online.
    • 2011+ is available on microfiche through the SRI Collection (SRI R4980-1).
  • For international, see the Charities Aid Foundation.
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving
    • Print publication. Current edition at Stokes Library; next-to-current in Firestone Trustee Reading Room; older in Firestone stacks, call number, HG4028.C6 N374
  • Corporate Giving Directory
    • Print publication at Stokes Library HV97.A3.729.
  • Catalog of Nonprofit Literature for abstracts of articles on philanthropy.
  • Giving and Volunteering Research is maintained by the Independent Sector
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Some useful microdata sources include:
    • Individual Tax Model Files 1960, 1962, 1966-2013 (Public Use Tax File)
      Public use samples of US Federal Individual Income Tax returns, with individual identifiers removed and the remaining data sufficiently rounded and blurred to prevent the identification of individual taxpayers. Documentation for 1960-1991 at (DSS) HJ4652.I584. Later years documentation is online.


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