% of income given by Americans to charities each year

Stat: Americans tend to give about 3% of their income to charity, unless they've lost their jobs entirely

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In 2007 charitable bequests, which are made by individuals, totaled $23.15 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent from the previous year. Charitable bequests are estimated to be 7.6 percent of total giving. See Full Stat Info
By 2050, an estimated $41 trillion will transfer from one generation to the next, with gifts to nonprofit organizations projected to exceed $6 trillion. See Full Stat Info
Easements were the largest category in terms of average donation per return at $684,733 and average value amount per donation at $619,727. The number of easement donations was about 2,400, the second smallest category behind intellectual property. See Full Stat Info
In 2006, nonprofits received $1 trillion in revenue, a 5.7 percent increase over 2005. See Full Stat Info
$6.96 billion was given to environmental and animal-welfare issues in 2007-- a 10.8 percent increase over 2006. Giving for these organizations was 2.3 percent of the total estimated giving for 2007. See Full Stat Info
For the first time charitable giving in 2007 broke through the $300 billion mark, with a total of $306.39 billion contributed by individuals, foundations, and corporations. See Full Stat Info
Religious organizations continue to receive the biggest share of donations accounting for 33.4% of the total giving. See Full Stat Info
Corporations accounted for more than $15.6 billion (5.1%); and Foundations for $38.5 billion (12.6%). Corporate giving does not include sponsorships. Historically, corporate giving has remained relatively stable since 1967 with increases per year in the 3.1 to 3.5% See Full Stat Info
Education donors supported, on average, 2.7 other secular causes averaging 1.5 percent of their income. The average amount contributed to education by these donors was $416. See Full Stat Info
Individuals donated $222.9 billion in 2006, compared with $107.6 billion in 1996; personal bequests added another $22.9 billion in 2006, up from $12 billion in 1996. See Full Stat Info
In 2007, corporate giving increased 1.9 percent from last year to $15.69 billion, representing 5.1 percent of all charitable contributions. See Full Stat Info
Donors to health-related causes support, on average, 2.4 other secular causes. Health donors give amounts to secular causes that average 1.2 percent of their income. The average amount contributed to health organizations by donors is $298. See Full Stat Info
In 2006, wages and salaries totaled $489.4 billion, compared with $318.9 billion in 1998 (not adjusted for inflation). See Full Stat Info
Corporations and foundations contributed 5.1 percent and 12.6 percent respectively was 17.7 percent of the total philanthropic dollars in 2007. See Full Stat Info
In fact, in any one year, some 70% of Americans give to charity See Full Stat Info
Arts donors' contributed on average 2.1 percent of their income to secular causes, one of the highest shares of income for secular giving. The average amount contributed to the arts by donors was $215. See Full Stat Info
Social or human service charities raised $29.64 billion in 2007, -- an increase of 8.4 percent in donations from the previous year. See Full Stat Info
In 2005, 12.9 million people worked for nonprofits, up from 11.1 million in 1998. See Full Stat Info
The sum of gifts by individuals and through charitable bequests in 2007 is $252.18 billion or 82.4 percent of total giving. See Full Stat Info
Non-cash clothing donations totaled $5.8 billion in 2007. See Full Stat Info
Individuals continue to contribute the lion's share of all donor dollars - more than $229 billion for 74.8% of all donations. Adding to the individual total is another $23 billion in bequests, bringing the total of individual giving in 2007 to $252 billion plus or 82.3% of the total. See Full Stat Info
About 12.9 billion hours were volunteered in 2006, the equivalent of 7.6 million full-time employees. See Full Stat Info
21% of households contributed to only secular causes. See Full Stat Info
Private giving (individuals, foundations, and corporations) reached $295 billion in 2006, more than double 1996?s $139 billion. See Full Stat Info
The greatest portion of charitable giving, $229.03 billion, was given by individuals or household donors. In 2007, gifts from individuals represented 74.8 percent of all contributed dollars. See Full Stat Info
34% contributed to both religious and secular causes. See Full Stat Info

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