David P. King, Ph.D. summarizes the latest Giving USA report and envisions the future of religious giving.
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.
Start exploring curated research by browsing our Resource Library, where you will find resources like those listed below.
Research and Scholarship Resources
Co-Founder of the American Muslim Community Foundation, Muhi Khwaja, highlights the diversity of Muslim giving during the month of Ramadan.
Members of The Bridgespan Group highlight their recent report on the role of faith-inspired organizations in the United States.
Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Ph.D. reveals the layers of Jewish giving as ethno-religious giving in America.
2020 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, Marie Stettler Kleine, shares about her project in which she studies how and why engineers “do good.”
Professor Tyrone McKinley Freeman highlights the life of Madam C.J. Walker and the roots of her generosity.
What Does Spirituality Mean to Us? A Study of Spirituality in the United States is a qualitative and quantitative inquiry into what spirituality looks like for people of all spiritual and religious backgrounds across the country.
David P. King, PhD shares highlights from the recent Covid-19 Congregational Study noting the many struggles congregations and their leaders are facing.
We are grateful that so many of our partners curated extensive lists of resources for religious organizations and congregations during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Liz Fisher shares what Amplifier has learned about Jewish giving during the time of COVID-19.
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