Infographic - The State of Philanthropy in North Macedonia in 2018
THE STATE OF PHILANTHROPY
IN NORTH MACEDONIA
581 €2.0M €2.3
estimated value of
THEMES FOR GIVING
support to marginalized groups
In 2018 Catalyst Balkans processed 4,711 reports on charitable giving in the Giving
Balkans database. This represents mass individual giving, donations by companies and
individuals for the development of their communities.
In terms of the donor activity, this year’s results are similar to 2017 in the
ranking of donors. The ratio of citizens (46.1%), companies (40.4%) and
individuals (7.4%) feature only minor changes, where the percentages of
corporate and individual donation instances experienced an increase, while
the percentage of citizens’ participation was reduced.
The four key themes that were supported in previous years remain at the top
in 2018 as well: healthcare, support to marginalized groups, poverty relief
and education. The percentage of all recorded instances that was directed to
these themes adds up to 72.1%.
Some oscillation is visible in the slight reduction of percentage of donation
instances for the most frequent recipients: individuals and families
(31.2%) and for nonprofits as well (29.3%). A strong increase of support
frequency is recorded in the percentage of instances toward the state
(institutions in 25.1% and local and national governments featured in
12.9%) and for healthcare, as the number of instances directed towards
health institutions has particularly increased.