Jakarta, IO – Disbursement of philanthropic funds in Indonesia has been on the rise in the past three years (2018-2020). Interestingly, the biggest jump occurred at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with total aid distribution of 23.05%, according to KedaiKOPI Survey Institute executive director Kunto Adi Wibowo at the soft-launching of the 2022 Philanthropy Outlook Survey in Jakarta, Saturday (28/5).
Kunto explained the survey found that religious philanthropy was the largest contributor to philanthropic funds in Indonesia. The findings would be further explained at the launch of the 2022 Philanthropy Outlook Survey to be held in conjunction with the opening of the Indonesian Philanthropy Festival (Fifest) on Monday, June 13, 2022.
“Religious philanthropic fund accounts for more than 80% of the total disbursement of philanthropic funds in 2020, followed by corporate philanthropy,” said Kunto.
Kunto added that corporate philanthropy also rose 41% in 2020 compared to the previous year. According to him, the Covid-19 pandemic has actually made citizens and companies more active in philanthropy.