plural of philanthropy
as in contributions
a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution among the industrialist's philanthropies was a college scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city

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as in charities
the giving of necessities and especially money to the needy much dedicated to philanthropy, the industrialist maintains a surprisingly modest lifestyle

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“Philanthropies.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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