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Index of Philanthropic Freedom

Hudson Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2016
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to measure philanthropic freedom in developed and emerging economies by examining the barriers and incentives for individuals, foundations, and corporations to donate money and time to civil society organizations. In June 2015, the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity released the first-ever Index of Philanthropic Freedom which surveyed, ranked, and compared the ease of giving, both cross-border and domestic, in 64 countries around the world. During 2016-2017, the grantee will further popularize the index, conduct a survey methodology review, expand the number of countries to 75, and publish a new edition in 2017. The Hudson Institute is a policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. One of its policy centers, the Center for Global Prosperity, raises awareness about the role of the private sector, both for-profit and nonprofit, in the creation of economic growth and prosperity in any country.