National Philanthropic Trust



National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) was founded in 1996. Since that time, NPT has raised more than $27.0 billion in charitable contributions and currently manages $16.3 billion in charitable assets. NPT has made nearly 430,000 grants totaling more than $15.5 billion to charities all over the world and ranks among the largest grantmaking institutions in the United States.

Our mission is to increase philanthropy in society through assisting in the establishment and administration of donor-advised funds.


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Recent News from National Philanthropic Trust


What's Next for Mutual Aid? - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

That tally was reported by the National Philanthropic Trust, a sponsor of donor-advised funds that produces an annual report on DAF growth...more

Report Confirms DAFs Have Commendable Payout Rates - Philanthropy Roundtable
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

A new report out of the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) illustrates the importance of donor-advised funds for charities and the communities they...more

NPT Donors Boosted DAF Grants 179% - The NonProfit Times
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), a national, independent public charity ... donors embraced 'trust-based philanthropy' — giving many unrestricted...more

Donor-advised funds are catching on as a tool for personal philanthropy
Foundation: Hendricks County Community Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation, National Philanthropic Trust, Schwab Charitable

According to the National Philanthropic Trust's 2020 Donor-Advised Fund Report, issued in February, the number of donor-advised funds more...more

How a Black-Owned OCIO More Than Doubled Its Assets in a Year
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

... comes after the Nashville-based firm announced in March that it had been hired by the National Philanthropic Trust, a nonprofit with $14.3...more

5 myths about using donor-advised funds for impact investing
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

Myth No 1. Large national DAF providers and community foundations do not offer private debt or equity impact investment options. Truth. In fact, some...more

The Emerging Philanthropic Reform Movement
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

They include delivering more funds to nonprofits, curbing mega-wealth, improving the charitable tax deduction, and more. Given how big...more

Donor-Advised Funds Are the Linchpin of Local Charitable Giving
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation, Rhode Island Foundation, National Philanthropic Trust

Y.) and current leader of the philanthropy practice at Van Scoyoc Associates ... of 80% since 2015, according to the National Philanthropic Trust...more

Recalibrating How You Think About Grants
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

The role of grant funding in the nonprofit sector far outpaces the rate of ... providing degrees or certificates in nonprofit management or...more

National Philanthropic Trust Hires Disciplina to Manage Some of Its Investments
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust

Outsourced chief investment officer firm Disciplina will work on some of NPT's donor advised funds. By Alicia McElhaney. March 23, 2021....more



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