2011 Giving USA Report Unveiled
Every year, fundraisers from every sector anticipate the annual Giving USA Report to see where the sector stands. Today, the 2011 report was officially released. Here are some of the key findings from the past years.
- Total estimated charitable giving in the U.S. rose 3.8 percent in 2010 — 2.1 percent adjusted for inflation (AFI).
- Giving by individuals rose about 2.7 percent (1.1 percent AFI).
- Charitable bequests rose an estimated 18.8 percent (16.9 percent AFI).
- Giving by foundations remained steady, falling about 0.2 percent (1.8 percent AFI).
- Corporate giving rose an estimated 10.6 percent (8.8 percent AFI).
- Giving to religious causes remained relatively flat, up 0.8 percent (down 0.8 percent AFI).
- Giving to education rose 5.2 percent (3.5 percent AFI).
- Giving to foundations rose 1.9 percent (0.2 percent AFI).
- Giving to human services remained steady, growing by 0.1 percent (declining 1.5 percent AFI).
- Giving to health-related causes rose 1.3 percent (a decline of 0.3 percent AFI).
- Giving to public-society benefit organizations rose 6.2 percent (4.5 percent AFI).
- Giving to arts, culture and humanities rose 5.7 percent (4.1 percent AFI).
- Giving to international affairs rose 15.3 percent (13.5 percent AFI).
- Giving to environmental and animal organizations dropped by 0.7 percent (2.3 percent AFI).