Givelify partnered with Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, part of Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, to gain a better understanding of how individuals and congregations navigated the ongoing pandemic. We heard from 524 faith leaders and 852 faith givers who shared their experiences on community, giving, and worship.
From the Field
Discover current research and trends in the field of faith and philanthropy
Reliable, trustworthy research is important for those who work in the world of faith and giving.
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is situated within the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which gives us access to the most relevant research in the field of faith and philanthropy. Additionally, there are many other organizations in the field that produce high quality research. Stay tuned to this page for news of breaking research in the field of faith and giving.
Research and Scholarship Resources
In this video, you will learn how faith leaders view the future of gathering and giving based on the 2022 Giving in Faith report from Givelify in partnership with Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
Ronnie Plasters highlights what we learned about religious giving in 2021.
Resource on the Five Traditions of Philanthropy
Roohi Younus, program manager with the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative, reminds us that Ramadan is all about giving and thinking abundantly.
This report focuses on the financial findings from the 2020 FACT survey. The focus is on congregational finances and presents an overview of how faith communities receive, manage, and spend resources.
In this video in partnership with Gresham College and the Fulbright Commission, David. P. King addresses the question, does philanthropy do the public good?
Amir Pasic, Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, reflects on the theme of our upcoming Thomas H. Lake Lecture.
The study is based on extensive interviews with leaders of 87 rural United Methodist Churches (UMC) across North Carolina. Information from these interviews was categorized and assigned a numerical value in six areas -- direct spending, education & childcare, magnet effect, individual impact, community serving programs, and outdoor recreation space.
Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship recipient, Esra Tunc, contemplates an “otherwise” philanthropy, which centers the communities in which they seek to serve.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
- Reflections on important developments in the field of faith and giving
- Recommended books, studies and articles
- Upcoming Lake Institute events