For more than a decade, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy Panel Study (PPS), formerly known as the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS), has tracked the philanthropic behaviors of families over their life course. PPS is part of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), the longest-running national panel study that has surveyed the same households since 1968.
The Philanthropy Panel Study is the nation’s first and only ongoing longitudinal study of philanthropic behaviors and attitudes. Following the same individuals and families throughout their lives, PPS tracks giving, volunteering, and factors that influence philanthropic practices across generations. As the leading and most accurate resource for measuring generational giving and volunteering in the United States, the PPS creates a database of knowledge that inspires change.
The PPS provides insights that have an immediate, practical impact on nonprofit organizations, foundations, community leaders and policy makers. Its valuable insights strengthen philanthropy and allow us to examine dynamics, including generation-to-generation, year-to-year, as well as factors in childhood that influence adult giving.
The Philanthropy Panel Study is 100 percent supported by donations and grants to the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Funding for the research has been provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Inc., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and other donors and funders. Research and analysis work has been supported through gifts and grants from Campbell & Company, Lilly Endowment Inc., W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and donations to the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Research Fund.
For more information or to discuss PPS funding opportunities, please contact Dr. Una Osili, director of research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.