One of the most authoritative sources of charitable giving statistics is Giving USA Foundation's Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. This report, researched and written by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and published by Giving USA Foundation, has been published annually since 1955.
Candid also reports giving by individuals to charity in our U.S. Social Sector dashboard, which includes an infographic showing the amount of funding charities receive by source (individuals, foundations, bequests, corporations, government grants, and earned income).
Total charitable contributions by individuals, corporations, and foundations was an estimated $292 billion according to Giving USA 2018.
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- How can I find out about the most generous philanthropists in the United States?
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