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Index of Philanthropic Freedom

Hudson Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2013–December 31, 2015
  • 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. The Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity will create the first-ever Index of Philanthropic Freedom which will survey, rank, and compare the ease of giving, both cross-border and domestic, for an estimated 55 countries. Countries will be evaluated on: 1) the fairness and ease of nonprofit registration, operation, and dissolution; 2) tax incentives; and 3) ease of cross-border financial flows. 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 central role of the private sector, both for-profit and nonprofit, in the creation of economic growth and prosperity in any country.