Dutch NGOs are benefiting from the uplift in the economy. Revenue from donations and especially inheritance grew by 13 percent in 2016. Yet another contributor to this increase is the fact that donors have become better in clarifying their performance.Almost a billion euros collected by Dutch NGOsCombined, the 25 largest philanthropic institutions in The Netherlands raised 822 million euros from their own fundraising last year as shown in an annual research report of Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. Cancer fund KWF remains by far the largest charity recording over 119 million euros in donations.The Orange Fund (Oranjefonds), the Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) and rescue organization KNRM experienced an abrupt increase in their income due to gifts from large inheritances. The Orange Fund, for instance, benefited enormously from the 51 million donations from the Stichting Neyenburgh family fund.Donations to charities usually follow the economic fluctuations with some margin for delay. After the 2008 financial crisis, NGOs have been experiencing lean years. Over the last two years, however, there has been a crystal clear rising trend. Twenty of the biggest organizations experienced proliferate in their income last year.