Sources of R3 Information

The R3: Revenue Review and Report contains recommendations on how and when to approach different types of grantmakers. This information is also included in our list of the types of grantmakers. We developed these recommendations from the following resources. You may want to study these further to learn more about trends in grantseeking.

The State of Grantseeking Survey and Report
The State of Grantseeking™ Survey and Report spotlights recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. This free report serves as a valuable benchmark for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future. This leading-edge information is a key analytics tool for all organizations, and we extend our thanks to the underwriters, advocates, and thousands of respondents. Published by GrantStation, this report is free to download.

Giving USA  Annual Report
The Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. There is a cost to obtaining the full report.

Trends 2020
Trends 2020 shares updated trends on the governance and management practices of U.S. family foundations, and includes new questions relevant to ongoing changes in the field including issues of equity, place-based giving, transparency, the role of the donor, and the question of spend down versus perpetuity. Published by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, this report is free to download.

Giving in Numbers
Giving in Numbers is considered the universal leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies. It provides standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement. Published by Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, this report is free to download.

Be aware that this advice represents decades of grantseeking and incorporates the opinions and suggestions of the GrantStation staff. These are not hard and fast rules; simply our advice. It’s your job to absorb the information and adjust your grantseeking program objectives accordingly.