FINDINGS

This data will change the way you think about million dollar giving.

The Million Dollar List covers publicly reported gifts of $1 million and above made since 2000. New research about million dollar gifts provides insight about giving and new tools and resources for donors, advisors, media and others interested in philanthropy. The resources below offer insights into giving at the highest level in the United States, a careful examination of the methods used to collect and report the Million Dollar List, an examination of the data and some initial analyses of data through 2010, and a number of other studies that use Million Dollar List data.

Several related studies are available from other project websites:

The Million Dollar Donors Report: This report is released annually, beginning in 2013, and explores million dollar-plus giving in the U.S., U.K., China, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, and the Middle East (GCC countries).

Giving USA 2012 Spotlight #2: Trends in Million-Dollar-Plus Gifts Made by Individuals, 2000-2010: This Giving USA Spotlight takes a look at key economic indicators that relate to million-dollar-plus giving by American donors using the Million Dollar List.

Economic Effects on Million Dollar Giving

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
December 2014

Private Aid and Development: Evidence from Million Dollar Donations

Dr. Una Okonkwo Osili, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
July 2014

Million Dollar Ready: Assessing the institutional Factors that Lead to Transformational Gifts

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
December 2013

Giving Beyond Borders: A Study of Global Giving by U.S. Corporations (Executive Summary)

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
October 2013

A Decade of Million-Dollar Giftts: A Closer Look at Major Gifts by Type of Recipient Organization, 2000-2011

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
April 2013

MDL Methodology and Summary Statistics

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
October 2011

Literature Review on High Net Worth Philanthropy

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
March 2011