Inside Philanthropy |
2016 and 2017 ushered in a seismic shift in corporate giving. A 2017 study of the charitable donations made by nearly 300 global companies and their people showed that human rights organizations and other progressive causes were receiving far more support than the traditional leading causes. For example, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is now the No. 6 recipient of corporate charitable giving in 2016, and No. 1 in early 2017—a massive move from 87th place in 2015. Similarly, Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center made giant leaps.