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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. voluntary promotion of human welfare;
[syn: philanthropy, philanthropic gift]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Philanthropy \Phi*lan"thro*py\, n. [L. philanthropia, Gr. filanqrwpi`a: cf. F. philanthropie.] Love to mankind; benevolence toward the whole human family; universal good will; desire and readiness to do good to all men; -- opposed to misanthropy. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. An active effort to promote human welfare; humanitarian activity. in this sense, it is an action, not merely a state of mind. [PJC] 3. An organization whose purpose is to engage in philanthropy(2), and is supported by funds from one or a small number of wealthy individuals; a type of charity, the source of whose funds is typically from a wealthy individual or a corporation, or a trust fund established by a wealthy individual. It is distinguished from other charitable organizations in that the source of funds of other charities may come from a large number of sources, or from public solicitation. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

philanthropy n 1: voluntary promotion of human welfare [syn: philanthropy, philanthropic gift]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "philanthropy": BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, aid, almsgiving, altruism, assistance, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignity, bigheartedness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, contribution, do-goodism, donation, flower power, generosity, giving, goodwill, grace, grant, greatheartedness, help, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, largesse, liberality, love, love of mankind, magnanimity, patronage, philanthropism, thoughtfulness, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness