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Did you Know? Interesting Facts About Charitable Giving

Posted by Ian Lauth

Charitable Giving Statistics

  • 89% of American households contribute to charities or religious institutions
  • Religious institutions receive the most charitable contributions (33% of all donations) followed by the educational sector (13%)
  • Every time the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index drops 100 points, charitable giving declines by $1.85 billion
  • Warren Buffet became the biggest philanthropist when he donated $31 billion (initial value of the gift) to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The U.S. is one of only a few countries to allow tax deductions for charitable donations
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Ian Lauth
Ian Lauth
With an extensive background in marketing development and content design, Ian’s role at Winspire is to develop external communications, brand expansion and product delivery processes to help Nonprofits maximize their fundraising revenue. Ian serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Winspire News, creating and managing blog content, newsletters, eBooks and other resources for Nonprofit fundraising professionals.

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