Thursday, September 4, 2008

Giving USA 2008

The Giving USA Foundation has released its "Giving USA 2008" yearbook of philanthropy, revealing that donors gave an estimated $306.39 billion in 2007 — an increase of more than $11 billion, or 3.9% (1% adjusted for inflation), over 2006 figures.

Statistics from 2007:
  • Giving by individuals was the largest single source of donations, accounting for $229.03 billion or 74.8% of all estimated giving in 2007. This is an increase of 2.7% over the previous year.
  • Charitable bequests totaled $23.15 billion for the year, making up 7.6% of total donations. When added to the giving statistics for living individuals, it represents 82.3% of all estimated giving in 2007.

To read more about the "Giving USA 2008" yearbook or to order your copy, visit the Giving USA Foundation Web site.

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