In 2014, total charitable giving to nonprofit organizations in the environment and animals sector reached an all-time high of $10.50 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars, according to the recently released Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Contributions to environment and animals organizations increased by 7 percent (between 2013 and 2014), the fifth consecutive increase in giving to this sector. This is a clear indication of a subsector that is evolving and growing – and attracting significant gifts from wealthy individuals and foundations. Below are key findings and recommendations to help environment and animals organizations capitalize on this growth and prepare for their future in fundraising.
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