Benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of mankind, especially by charitable giving
As public funding is reduced, we depend increasingly on private philanthropy.
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According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.
Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.
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In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share, my approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care.
There is no doubt that it's going to be a boom for China in terms of philanthropy. These people have the business acumen and they know how to deal with the government ... They have proved themselves in terms of getting things done.
There is a subtle difference between Charity and Philanthropy. In my view, the act of Charity is when you give a fish to the hungry person, while Philanthropy is when you teach her/him how to fish. Our world needs both, Charity as well as Philanthropy.
They acknowledged that it takes time to become good at something as difficult as effective philanthropy.
It's much more of a grassroots effort taking advantage of the way social media can spread ideas and connections from small donors, the increased focus has led to an increase in at least online donations. Even so, the money raised on #GivingTuesday represents only a very small fraction of total annual charitable giving in the United States. According to Giving USA, which issues an annual report on philanthropy, charitable donations in 2014 totaled $ 358.38 billion. Sandra Miniutti, vice president of the nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator, agreed that #GivingTuesday has been a plus for charity awareness.
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- filantropiaCatalan, Valencian
- Nächstenliebe, Menschenliebe, PhilantropieGerman
- hyväntekeväisyysjärjestö, hyvä työ, ihmisystävällisyys, filantropiaFinnish
- բարեգործություն, մարդասիրությունArmenian
- čovekoljubivost, filantròpijaSerbo-Croatian
- yardımseverlik, insanseverlik, hayırseverlikTurkish
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