Table of Contents:

Note to Readers

Executive Statements

Overview of Giving

  • Key Findings
  • Giving USA – The Numbers

Sources of Contributions

  • Giving by Individuals
  • Giving by Bequest
  • Giving by Foundations
  • Giving by Corporations

Uses of Contributions

  • Giving to Religion
  • Giving to Education
  • Giving to Foundations
  • Giving to Health
  • Giving to Human Services
  • Giving to Arts, Culture, and Humanities
  • Giving to Public-Society Benefit
  • Giving to Environment/Animals
  • Giving to International Affairs

Research Studies

  • Giving in the Various States and Regions

Legislative Issues

Giving Data

  • Gifts of $5 Million or More
  • Data Tables for Charts in Giving USA – The Numbers

Sources of Philanthropic Information


  • Giving USA Estimates
  • Summary of the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities

The American Association of Fundraising Counsel
and the AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy

Giving USA Advisory Council and Staff