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2015 America's Most Generous Year Ever

posted Friday, June 17, 2016 by Katie Hop

Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row, reports Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015. 

2015 Charitable Giving by Source:

Individual giving: $264.58 billion, increased 3.8 percent in current dollars (3.7 percent when inflation-adjusted) over 2014.
Foundation giving: $58.46 billion, was 6.5 percent higher than 2014 (6.3 percent when inflation-adjusted).
Charitable bequests: $31.76 billion, increased 2.1 percent (1.9 percent when inflation-adjusted) over 2014.
Corporate giving: $18.45 billion, increased 3.9 percent (3.8 percent when inflation-adjusted) over 2014.

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