National Philanthropy Day 2016

National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in their communities. Whether you’re a donor or a volunteer (or both!), young or old, no matter how much you give or what causes you support—what you do from the heart makes a difference! And you make a difference every day! Your generosity and commitment doesn’t take time off. NPD is recognized on Nov. 15, but we celebrate what you do throughout the year!

The NPD website will be highlighting the extraordinary work of donors and volunteers around the world every day. If you want us to recognize someone in your community, drop us a line at

We’ll be updating the site all the time with news about philanthropy, ways to give more effectively and profiles of unique and inspiring philanthropists—just like you! So come back often as we celebrate philanthropy and everything you have done to help change the world.

National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Join us in celebrating our latest National Philanthropy Day honorees. Their stories are an inspiration to us all!

National Philanthropy Day Events

Below is a list of all community events we’ve received celebrating National Philanthropy Day. Have an event you would like to publicize? Submit it below!

In addition, please check out our calendar of all official AFP Chapter National Philanthropy Day events!

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November 15

The day we celebrate philanthropy:
giving, volunteering, and everything you do
to help change the world!