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How America Gives to Charity

December 22, 2014

Americans continue to open up their wallets to those less fortunate and to causes they want to advance. Charitable giving from individuals, corporations, foundations and bequests totaled $335.17 billion in 2013, the latest data available, up 4.4% from 2012, according to the Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Total giving  Read More »


U.S. Foundations Gave $54.7 Billion in 2013, Report Finds

November 18, 2014

Giving by U.S. Foundations grew to a record $52 billion in 2012 and is projected to reach $54.7 billion for 2013, a report from Foundation Center finds. According to the 2014 edition of Key Facts on U.S. Foundations (8 pages, PDF), the nation’s 86,192 private and community foundations held $715 billion in total assets in  Read More »


Doing well at doing good: Why there’s more to giving than checkbook philanthropy

October 22, 2014

Survey findings Virtually everyone gives—but few believe their giving is effective Women and men approach giving differently Millennials are redefining philanthropy Thoughtful planning drives confidence in giving Most investors happily embrace—and act on—the impulse to give back. But a survey of high net worth investors reveals a common thread of uncertainty about the effectiveness of  Read More »

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How America Gives

October 9, 2014

As Wealthy Give Smaller Share of Income to Charity, Middle Class Digs Deeper Using the IRS data, The Chronicle was able to track gifts to charity at the state, county, metropolitan-area, and ZIP code levels. The data were for gifts to charity among taxpayers who itemize deductions on their tax forms. It captured $180-billion that  Read More »