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Templeton Foundation $4.8M grant to study philanthropy

December 11, 2012

The John Templeton Foundation has announced a monumental $4.8 million grant to the University of Chicago to establish a Science of Philanthropy Initiative.  Collaborating with scholars from Wisconsin, Georgia State, Brown, and Minnesota, this exciting collaborative will “study why people give, how they give across life cycles and in different cultures, and how philanthropy can be increased, in the United States and around the globe.”

We at SAPP are thrilled – we have been talking for awhile now about the lack of data about giving patterns among diverse populations and the lack of academic research about giving across the globe.  We hope that giving in diaspora communities, especially South Asians of course!, will be a focus of the research promoted by the new initiative.

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