Jul 8, 2014

Charity: the numbers

Facts about charity in America:
  • American charitable giving equals 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product
  • 72 percent of all giving is by individuals
  • Americans give about $1,016 per person per year
  • 5 percent of all giving is by corporations
  • Corporate giving equals 0.8 percent of pre-tax profits
  • Total giving has increased by $34.6 billion since 2003 (inflation adjusted)
  • More was given in 2007 than in any other year
  • Giving in 2007 equaled 2.1 percent of the GDP
  • Giving in 2013 totaled $335.17 billion
  • The largest segment of giving was to religious organizations
  • $103.9 billion was given to religious organizations in 2013
Information from: Giving USA.