Charity in 2009

Monday, Dec 27, 2010

Americans gave more than $307.75 billion to their favorite causes despite the economic conditions in 2009.

[74%], or $227.41 billion, was given by individuals or household donors.

Total estimated giving for 2009 was 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), based on data available in spring 2010. As of 2009, there were 1,238,201 501(c)(3) non profits.

Giving Statistics, U.S. National Park Service, http://www.nps.gov/partnerships/fundraisingindividualsstatistics.htm; The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009, Giving USA 2010, http://www.cshco.com/pub/docs/GivingUSA2010ExecSummary_Print.pdf.