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We set ourselves apart not by geography, but by our focus on preserving donor intent and with our shared commitment to supporting organizations that do not rely on government funds to meet their charitable objectives. We – and the donors with whom we work – believe in preserving the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.

Since our founding in 1999, DonorsTrust has granted out over $1.2 billion to over 2,200 charities. These charities protect our constitutional liberties and strengthen civil society without expanding government. Our clients meet this challenge by giving generously to public policy organizations and also to organizations relating to social welfare, religion, health, the environment, economics, governance, foreign relations, and arts and culture. We believe the key to solving society’s problems comes from donors like you engaged in private philanthropy.

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Peter Lipsett on John Solomon Reports: Gifts Not Stretching As Far, Appreciated-Stock Donations DownDonorsTrust News
December 8, 2022

Peter Lipsett on John Solomon Reports: Gifts Not Stretching As Far, Appreciated-Stock Donations Down

DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett recently appeared on the John Solomon Reports podcast to discuss how the economy and persistent inflation is affecting individual philanthropy and how the downturn in…
Peter Lipsett: ‘Need to address’ apparent disappearance of small- and mid-level donorsPhilanthropy
December 8, 2022

Peter Lipsett on Cato Daily Podcast: ‘Need to Address’ Apparent Disappearance of Small- and Mid-Level Donors

DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett recently appeared on the Cato Daily Podcast with host Caleb O. Brown to talk about trends in philanthropy—how the share of mid-level donors is shrinking…
Giving Ventures Podcast: What DonorsTrust is Thankful ForPodcast Episodes
November 23, 2022

Giving Ventures Podcast: What DonorsTrust is Thankful For

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, Peter talks with colleagues to discuss some of their favorite charities. The guests share their personal connections to the charities, why the charities…
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