Start Giving Back with These Five Grants for National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is an annual holiday celebrating the charitable work done by people all over the United States. It is a day to recognize the importance of working together for the common good and to encourage others to join in as well. In honor of National Philanthropy Day, which falls on Nov. 15, GrantWatch is also sharing five grants below that focus on philanthropy.

Overall, it is important to remember that philanthropy can take many forms. The holiday is not just for big organizations. Everyone can participate in National Philanthropy Day no matter on how small of a scale.

Here are some ways to celebrate the day:

  • Volunteer for a local organization doing great work. This can mean volunteering at a local soup kitchen, or signing up to help a local nonprofit focused on education.
  • Donate. Know an organization doing amazing work in your community? Help them fundraise or give a donation to help them continue their work.
  • Give a shout out on social media. Bring awareness to National Philanthropy Day by also sharing posts on social media. Encourage friends and families to contribute to your favorite organization or nonprofit.

Some Facts about Philanthropy in the United States:

  • Charitable giving for 2020 rose by 5.1 percent, reaching a new record of $448.66 billion.
  • Giving has increased in current dollars every year since 1977, with the exception of three years that saw declines: 1987, 2008 and 2009.
  • Historically, donations from individuals account for over two-thirds of all donations.
  • Those making less than $50,000 a year give more in relation to total income than those in all other income ranges except the highest earners.

Five Grants to Help Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

  1. There are grants available to U.S., Canada, and International Organizations to benefit communities all over the world.
  2. And there are also grants available to U.S. and International nonprofits, agencies, and for-profits, to benefit children, families and communities.
  3. In addition, there is funding available to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, NGOs, IHEs and community organizations that address community needs.
  4. Additionally, there are awards available of $5,000 to a U.S. individual to recognize outstanding efforts in philanthropy related to the field of human health. The award is to honor individuals who demonstrate innovation, leadership, boldness, creativity, and achievement.
  5. Finally, there are grants available to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for charitable work, innovative projects, and research.

GrantsNews Notes

Looking for more grants that go towards helping communities in the United States and around the world? Check out all of our listed grants over at as well. There are thousands of current and ongoing grants focused on funding key initiatives. Grants can help to fill critical gaps for programs and initiatives that help so many people worldwide.

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