A Brief History of Giving

Giving to charity isn’t a new fad; it’s a practice that has been popular for thousands of years. Research shows us that even through unconventional methods, the act of charitable giving has had its place in the history books for ages and is still growing in popularity. Wealthy, modern philanthropists of our time stand beside Ancient Greeks and clergy members alike as those who have done their part in donating both time and precious resources to those in need.  

Entities like community foundations have set the standard for modern charitable practices – donor-advised funds and other giving vehicles are growing in popularity every day. Without the basic charitable giving practices of the past, the future would be very different!

Charitable Giving Throughout History