In this video in partnership with Gresham College and the Fulbright Commission, David. P. King addresses the question, does philanthropy do the public good?
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.
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Research and Scholarship Resources
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.
Stephanie Clintonia Boddie, PhD, MSW shares her reflections and research on giving back in the Black Church tradition.
Shariq Siddiqui Ph.D. and Rafeel Wasif Ph.D. highlight important data from the Muslim American Giving 2021 report.
Given the centrality of giving among Muslim communities and the vital role religious giving plays in philanthropy more broadly, it is worth taking a deeper look at how and why American Muslims give.
David P. King, Ph.D. discusses how philanthropy can work toward supporting our common good.
David P. King, Ph.D. summarizes the latest Giving USA report and envisions the future of religious giving.
Co-Founder of the American Muslim Community Foundation, Muhi Khwaja, highlights the diversity of Muslim giving during the month of Ramadan.
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