Americans Were Generous in 2016

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The 2016 Giving USA report, which is researched and written by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at the University of Indiana was recently issued; view the report here. Typically, the report is the most comprehensive data on charitable giving released each year. Despite being an election year, Americans continued to be generous giving a record $390 billion in 2016, an increase of 2.7% over 2015.

Similar to prior year’s 95% of giving ultimately originates from individual donations, which breaks down to 72% from individuals, 15% from foundations, and 8% from bequests; and, 5% from corporations. The sectors that benefitted …read more

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