June 2011

Massachusetts Philanthropy: Structure and Distribution

By fields, Massachusetts has 287 environmental charities; 1,547 cultural charities (1,087 Education, 447 Arts); and 1,561 human-service charities. The percentages of each in relation to the total are: 8%, 45%, and 45% (plus 3% promoting philanthropy as a whole).

Massachusetts Philanthropy: Size

The MPD defines "philanthropic charities" as "private initiatives, for public good, focusing on quality of life, and fundraising from the general public".