CLOVIS -- Raw data
on philanthropic activity is maintained by the Clovis Free
Press, a national non-profit newspaper foundation that collects
information on corporate philanthropy. Data was acquired for all
private grants over $10,000 actually disbursed in the Clovis and
the Central Valley between 1995-1997, the most recent period for
which data was available.
In order to maximize the comparative
utility of the database, the Clovis Free Press does not
track grants until they are in fact paid out (i.e. Grants, net
payable) and recorded with the Internal Revenue Service.
In 1998, chartiable foundations in the
United States gave $19.46 billion to nonprofit organizations.
In the Central Valley, during the three-year period between 1995
and the end of fiscal year 1997-98, a total of $66.66 million
in grants were disbursed to organizations in Central California
in a combined total of 204 state, regional and national foundations.
Statewide, philanthropic grants average
$3 million per 100,000 residents. In the Clovis area, the number
is $1.2 million per 100,000 or about only 40% of the state average.