The Coutts Million Pound Donors Report tracks the number, size, scale, and destination of £1m+ donations made by individuals, foundations and corporations in the UK, and this year will see the 10 year anniversary report, which will be launched on the 20 November. The data and findings will detail trends over the past 10 years, including interviews with philanthropists. 

Having been first produced in 2008, this annual report has grown to include the USA, the Middle East, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. 

The social, economic and political contexts of the regions covered in the report vary enormously. For example, data on large scale giving is more accessible in the UK and the USA compared to other regions. Some donations are also made out of the public eye. As a result, the true scale of giving in some areas is likely to be considerably larger than reported. 

This report is about more than just data though. The interviews with major donors demonstrate that philanthropy is driven by their values, passions, interests and visions for a better future. 

The report tells a very positive story about the growth in major giving, and which causes and communities attract the most attention.

In advance of the 2017 report you can read more about last years findings here.