Americans are now more generous than ever before

June 14, 2016

According to the report of Giving USA Foundation, 2015 was was the most generous year in America. People throughout the country were very active in donation and charity, fundraising and giving, from January to December. It’s really surprising the statisticians because the last year wasn’t too successful in financial meaning.

The Giving USA Foundation published its annual report, and the document reflects the rising trend of giving activity among the Americans in 2015. Moreover, figures say that Americans gave more to charity than they’ve ever given. Being more accurate, charitable donations from individuals and corporations rose by 4% to $373.25 billion in 2015. This amount is the biggest figure ever, “whether measured in current or inflation-adjusted dollars,” noted the report.

In other words, Americas were giving every single day $1 billion to the philanthropy in 2015 (you can see the trend on a picture). The most interesting fact is the largest chunk of the money came from individual Americans ($264.58 billion, up 3.8% from 2014). It means that more Americans give than vote in the USA.