- of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation.
Origin of philanthropic
Examples from the Web for philanthropic
The NCF was created, back in 1982 or so, to maximize hard right-wing evangelical Christian philanthropic giving.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of
September 25, 2014
But I can easily imagine him performing at the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh or at other philanthropic music events.What if Jazz Giant John Coltrane Had Lived?
September 14, 2014
Some of his philanthropic efforts are a little more light-hearted.David Bailey’s ‘Stardust’ Shows a Keen Eye for Fine Faces
February 8, 2014
What care some got was philanthropic, through individuals and civil society actions.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring
January 26, 2014
The result is WaterCredit, an innovation that has pushed down the philanthropic cost to reach a person to below $25.Matt Damon and Gary White on the Road From TED to World Water Day
Matt Damon, Gary White
March 22, 2013
He had no anxiety concerning the philanthropic craze thereafter.Weighed and Wanting
He might be a good doctor and a philanthropic one; his visits to this region looked like it.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
He will not acknowledge any philanthropic side to the question.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
"And philanthropic work—you don't care about that," pursued the other.The Market-Place
She was traveled, well-read, philanthropic, and broad-minded.The Letter of the Contract
- showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
Word Origin and History for philanthropic
1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).