October 2018
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF),The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP),
The Foundation Giving Trends series presents annual research on the spending, income and assets of philanthropically-funded foundations.
This report updates core financial trends for 2016/17. It tracks the contribution of foundations to public benefit,while building transparency and an up-to-date evidence platform for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. 
Many of the Top 300 are family or corporate foundations and a single combined table simultaneously reveals a foundation’s position in the Top 300, family and corporate listings.
Foundations are selected and ranked for the tables each year by the value of their annual giving. 
To get an accurate measure of the trends experienced by foundations, their financial results are benchmarked against their own historic performance,and not against the results of previous years’ tables.
Plesae find the following link to read an expert opinion from Chaty Pharoah: