Updated December 1 at 6:25am

The business of philanthropy

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

The business of philanthropy


Does your company donate to

nonprofit organizations?

• Yes, once a month – 42.9%

• Yes, a few times a year – 50%

• Rarely/never – 7.1%

Does your company have a foundation or trust to oversee the donations?

• Yes – 14.3%

• No – 85.7%

Is there a defined limit to how much your company will donate in a given year?

• Yes – 30.8%

• No – 69.2%

Do you serve on the boards of any nonprofit organizations?

• Yes, several – 53.8%

• Yes, one – 23.1%

• No – 23.1%


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