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The Nation’s 8th-Largest Charity: National Christian Foundation

The November 2017 Chronicle of Philanthropy reported the top 400 charities in the country. Moving up one spot from number 9 to number 8 was the National Christian Foundation with $1.5 billion in contributions. For calendar year 2016, NCF grew by 6%.

For NCF this represents their continued rise in the rankings, particularly as people of faith recognize that NCF is the spot for them to get great service and accomplish their charitable giving goals.

Despite a 12% decline in giving, Fidelity Charitable remained number 1 in the rankings with $4.1 billion in contributions. United Way similarly experienced a 5% decline in giving but still kept the number 2 spot at $3.5 billion in contributions.

Seven of the top 10 charities were either donor-advised funds or, like United Way, represented a coalition of efforts. The Task Force for Health, Feeding America, and the Salvation Army were the three non-donor-advised entities to make the top 10.

These rankings demonstrate America’s interest in using donor-advised funds for their simplicity—and as in the case of NCF—a way to demonstrate their faith.

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About Bill High

Bill is CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland. He works with families, individual givers, and financial advisers to share the foundation’s message regarding biblical generosity and charitable giving. He is the co-author with David Green of Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously: www.givingitallawaybook.com. » Learn More

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