Giving USA 2017: Charitable Contributions Continue to Increase

Giving by individuals, foundations and corporations continue to increase according to a new report released by Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

In 2016, total charitable giving in the US was estimated at $390.05 billion. This is a 2.7 percent increase from last year ($379.89 billion in 2015).

Individuals continue to be the largest source of giving (72%) followed by foundations (15%), bequests (8%), and corporations (5%).

The top five largest recipient categories include: religion (32 percent), education (15 percent), human services (12 percent), gifts to foundations (10 percent), and health (8 percent).

The executive summary of the report can be downloaded for free.

Giving USA 2017

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