[PRESSWIRE] LONDON, United Kingdom – 27 September, 2016 -– National Philanthropic Trust UK (NPT-UK) announced today it supports the Lord Mayor’s Giving Day (27 September 2016) and the international campaign “GivingTuesday” (29 November 2016). NPT-UK is an independent UK registered charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, financial institutions, foundations and charities through donor advised funds (DAFs; a type of charitable savings account).
John Canady, CEO of NPT-UK said: “We are delighted to be associated with such prestigious and valuable campaigns. A charity ourselves, we offer donor-advised funds to make it easier for individuals to manage their charitable giving over time. In the same spirit as City Giving Day and Giving Tuesday, we are dedicated to increasing the amount of money raised and made available for the good work of charities around the globe.
“Since our 2014 launch, we have attracted over £10m and helped over 20 donors establish UK-based donor advised funds. Our altruistic ambition is to help raise the profile of donor-advised funds as charitable vehicles in UK and Europe so that we can make it easier for people to give money to charities globally. We want to make sure everyone understands that you don’t have to be a millionaire to have a strategic and organised charitable vehicle.”
Championed by the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Lord Mountevans, hundreds of businesses in the City are taking part by celebrating and promoting the fantastic work they have achieved, and continue to achieve, with the charities and communities they support. Giving Time, Supporting People is this year’s theme, with many companies choosing to volunteer or raise money/awareness for the charities that they care about including the Lord Mayor’s Appeal charities: JDRF and Sea Cadets.
#GivingTuesday – following the huge retail sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this campaign offers an alternative to the shopping frenzy and encourages people to do good things for the charities and causes they care about. Last year #GivingTuesday broke a Guinness World Record for the most online donations in 24 hours, as people gave away £35 million to good causes globally. Online donations raised £6,000 a minute for UK charities with more than 1,400 charities and businesses and hundreds of thousands of people connecting with the movement.
NPT-UK is affiliated with National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) in the United States which was founded in 1996. NPT has raised $6.2 billion in charitable contributions, currently manages $2.9 billion in charitable assets and has made more than 150,000 grants exceeding $3.6 billion to charities around the world.
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National Philanthropic Trust-UK is a UK-registered charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, financial institutions, foundations and charities, enabling them to realise their philanthropic aspirations. NPT-UK was founded in 2013 to increase philanthropy through donor advised fund giving vehicles. NPT-UK offers donors-advised fund accounts for donors who wish to manage their giving over time and designated funds for donors who wish to make one-time gifts.
NPT-UK is a UK/US dual qualified charity. Donations to NPT-UK are recognised for tax purposes in both countries simultaneously. NPT-UK is an independent UK charity (charity number 115376) and is recognised by the IRS as a disregarded entity of the 501(c)(3) public charity National Philanthropic Trust in the US (EIN 23-7825575).
Marking its 20th Anniversary in 2016, NPT is the largest, national independent Donor-Advised Fund sponsor in the US. Since its founding, NPT has raised $6.2 billion in charitable contributions, currently manages $2.9 billion in charitable assets and has made more than 150,000 grants exceeding $3.6 billion to charities around the world. NPT annually publishes the Donor-Advised Fund Report, the industry’s authority on the state of US-based DAF giving. More at NPTrust.org