American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019, placing it among the highest years ever for charitable giving, according to findings in Giving USA 2020: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year … [Read more...] about Giving USA 2020: Americans Gave $449 Billion to Charity in 2019; one of the Highest Years for Giving on Record
The Giving USA report confirms what everyone thought it would - giving is down, about 1.7%. That is indeed real money and affirms what the nonprofit advocates and philanthropy sector warned would happen with the tax changes that went into effect last year. There are … [Read more...] about Why the Decrease in Charitable Giving need NOT be a [Major] Concern – But…
By Una Osili and Sasha Zarins The sweeping tax reforms that took effect in 2018 meant fewer Americans could itemize their taxes and benefit from the charitable deduction. Has that brought about any dramatic changes in charitable giving? We are the lead researcher and an … [Read more...] about American Giving Lost Some Ground in 2018 Amid Tax Changes and Stock Market Losses
By Una Osili and Sasha Zarins Following years of steady growth that has tracked the performance of a generally healthy economy, U.S. charitable giving has reached an all-time high at a time when the share of Americans who make donations is falling. But as a lead researcher … [Read more...] about Fewer Americans are Giving Money to Charity but Total Donations are at Record Levels Anyway
By Robert I. Evans
Charitable giving in the United States in 2017 reached a record high of more than $410 billion, according to Giving USA, the major annual report that closely follows trends and actual philanthropic activities across the U.S. Released today, the report … [Read more...] about U.S. Charitable Giving Reached All-Time High in 2017:
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