Among the major findings detailed in a new report prepared by the
* International giving grew faster than overall giving between 2002 and 2007 after inflation, international support rose by more than 50 percent. (compared to a 22.3 percent rise in total giving).
* The Gates Foundation accounted for more than half of the increase in funding between 2002 and 2006.
* Excluding the Gates Foundation, international giving still grew faster than overall giving.
* Region-specific grants to U.S.-based recipients mainly targeted programs focused on Sub-Saharan Africa.
* Giving related to health issues captured the largest share of international grant dollars, while funding for international development showed the most growth from 2002 to 2006.
* Excluding Gates, the greatest share of international grant dollars went for international development, followed by the environment and health.