Philanthropy is about more than giving money — it is about pursuing goals of great personal importance. Whether you wish to establish or continue your tradition of giving, unite your family around a common purpose or contribute your own experience in new ways, philanthropy can provide a unique opportunity to enrich your life.

At U.S. Trust® Institutional Investments & Philanthropic Solutions (Philanthropic Solutions), we are committed to making your philanthropic endeavors more fulfilling and effective. Drawing on our deep resources and experience in philanthropy, we can help you design and implement a philanthropic strategy that allows you to focus on what is important to you. Leveraging a range of philanthropic vehicles including donor-advised funds, charitable trusts and private foundations, you and your family can choose the degree to which you rely on our philanthropic specialists and their giving experience to help you make your philanthropic vision a reality.

Explore the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy

The 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy examines the giving and volunteering trends, behaviors, attitudes, and priorities of wealthy American households. Since 2006, this study has been written and researched in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This research series is one of the most comprehensive and longest running of its kind, and an important barometer for wealthy donors' charitable engagement and perspectives. The latest study once again offers valuable insights that help inform the strategies of nonprofit professionals, wealthy donors and charitable advisors alike.


Video Highlights of the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of HNW Philanthropy

Our latest study reveals a passion for philanthropy among wealthy families but also uncertainty about the impact of their gifts. Claire Costello, national philanthropic practice executive at U.S. Trust, discusses the findings below.

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