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Maggie Morth
Communications Manager
The Foundation Center
(212) 807-2415

Foundation Center Releases Premier Issue of Philanthropy Annual

New York, NY — April 29, 2008. The Foundation Center has just released Philanthropy Annual: 2007 Review, a new yearly publication that highlights the news, issues, people, organizations, and giving trends that are shaping the philanthropic field.

"Supporting the Foundation Center's goal to build wide public understanding of philanthropy, this volume will benefit anyone with an interest in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector," says Sara Engelhardt, the Center's president, in the Annual's introduction.

The new compendium provides a full overview of organized philanthropy in all its forms, illustrating philanthropy's important role in society and its national and global impact. Its contents are drawn in part from Philanthropy News Digest (PND), the Center's daily online news service, as well as selected research findings in the annual Foundations Today Series and other Center sources.

Highlights include:

  • topical issues covered in the mainstream and philanthropic press during 2007
  • news of individuals who have dedicated their professional lives to working for the public good
  • in-depth interviews and commentary from widely respected leaders and thinkers
  • a sampling of books, periodicals, and blogs in the field
  • key statistical information about U.S. grantmaking
Also included is a handy desk reference section with contact information for sector resources, such as regional associations of grantmakers, grantmaker affinity groups, nonprofit academic programs and centers, the philanthropy press, and the Center's Cooperating Collections.

Philanthropy Annual: 2007 Review is available for free download at or for purchase at the Center's online Marketplace ($19.95).

Philanthropy Annual: 2007 Review was made possible in part by support from The Wallace Foundation.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. The Center's web site receives more than 54,000 visits each day, and thousands of people gain access to free resources in its five regional library/learning centers and its national network of 375 Cooperating Collections. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.

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