Recently, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation partnered with the University of Massachusetts Lowell to survey Community Foundation donors. We asked donors for their thoughts on charitable giving, the prevailing needs in the local community, and about donor services at the Community Foundation. Below are two highlights from respondents.
- The single greatest reason donors indicated starting an endowment at the Community Foundation was the Foundation’s understanding of community needs.
- 77% of respondents indicated that Education is their greatest area of charitable interest.
Read more in the summary below, including other charitable focus areas of interest to donors, how donors see philanthropy changing in the Merrimack Valley over the next 5-10 years, and ways to increase donor support.