American giving surpassed $400 billion
Last updated 8/9/2018 at Noon
Believe it or not, there is good news to report these days.
According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, last year Americans donated more than $410 billion in cash to nonprofit organizations, which is up from $389 billion in 2016. Additionally, giving by individuals represented more than 70 percent of total contributions.
“Americans’ record-breaking charitable giving in 2017 demonstrates that even in divisive times our commitment to philanthropy is solid.
“As people have more resources available, they are choosing to use them to make a difference, pushing giving...