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Assets at Colorado foundations rose 24.3 percent between 2011 and 2014, which in turn led to an 11.2 percent jump in contributions to charitable causes, according to a report Thursday from Philanthropy Southwest.
“The philanthropic sector has recovered from the great recession,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation and board president of Philanthropy Southwest, the country’s oldest membership association for grant-makers.
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Colorado foundations had $14.8 billion in assets and contributed $816.4 million to charitable causes, according to their 2014 tax returns. Of those grants, 74.1 percent were made inside Colorado, while 24.8 percent were made in other states and 1 percent went to international causes.
Educational causes were the top target of grants, receiving $207 million or just over $1 out of every $4 given, while human services accounted for $167 million or about $1 out of every $5 provided.
Public and societal benefits accounted for $105 million or 13.2 percent of foundation giving, while arts accounted for $73.4 million or 9.2 percent of giving by Colorado foundations.
One of the most noticeable trends the report captured was a surge in giving to community foundations during the three-year period.
Washington's top 100 private companies saw revenue collectively grow by 138 percent between 2013 and 2015, but for companies like Blueprint Consulting Services Inc. and MOD Superfast Pizza, the growth was even more dramatic.
Making Washington’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List isn’t easy. To make the list, companies must be headquartered in Washington state and be privately held between 2013 and 2015.
A proposed moratorium on new hotel development in Savannah was taken off the table Thursday by the Savannah City Council.
“I don’t think we are looking for a moratorium as much as we are looking for some type of control,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Savannahnow.com reported. The council instead supported limiting the size and location of hotels in order to protect residential areas.