Fidelity Charitable Study Finds 64% of Donors Want to Give More

Fidelity Charitable’s latest study, Overcoming Barriers to Giving, explores concerns that prevent donors from giving and offers recommendations.

Key findings include:

  • Three-quarters of donors cite at least one concern about financing their giving.
  • Almost 50% of donors say a greater tax benefit or the ability to take a larger tax deduction would influence them to give more; however, 59% of donors are likely missing out on significant tax advantages related to giving.
  • Two-thirds of donors say understanding their impact would influence them to give more, with 81% of donors citing questions or concerns about impact. These concerns range from unease about determining an organization’s credibility to frustrations that some nonprofits do not always explain how a donation will be used.

For the complete report and additional insights, visit