14th Annual Report Card on Charitable Giving

September 2010


Hard times continue to hit metropolitan Milwaukee nonprofit organizations. The rocky economy has again resulted in increased demand for services at the same time support continued to decrease. If 2009 was a year most nonprofits would like to forget, 2010 will likely be a year that cannot end quickly enough.

The 14th annual Report Card on Charitable Giving found little positive change for most area nonprofits. While most did not rate the state of philanthropy as stressed as in 2009, the majority of those answering – 45 percent – believe the state of philanthropy is getting worse. That is the second highest percentage of pessimism in 14 years.