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According to nptrust.org, Americans’ philanthropic giving grew in 2015, going up to $373.25 billion in 2015! Here are some statistics courtesy of nptrust.org:

  • The average annual household contribution: $2,974.
  • Americans gave $373.25 billion in 2015 — a 4.1% increase from 2014.
  • Corporate giving in 2015 increased to $18.46 billion.
  • Foundation giving in 2015 increased to $57.19 billion.
  • In 2015, the largest source of charitable giving came from individuals at $268.28 billion — 71% of total giving.

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  • In 2015, this is where most of the charitable dollars went: Religion — 32%; Education —  15%, Human Services — 12, Grantmaking Foundations — 11%, and Health — 8%
  • International causes experienced the largest giving increase in 2015, receiving 17.5% more than the previous year.
  • Charitable giving accounted for 2.1% of gross domestic product in 2015.

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