Charitable Giving

Source and Methodological Information

List of Indicators

Total Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving as a Percent of GDP

Giving to Arts Organizations

Giving to Education-Related Organizations

Giving to Religious Organizations

Giving to Health-Related Organizations

Giving to Human Service Organizations

Giving to International Organizations

Giving to Foundations 

Giving to Environmental Organizations

 


Total Charitable Giving

Description

Total amount of charitable giving. 

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

The measure of charitable giving is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests) made to nine types of organizations (religious; education-related; human services; health-related; public society benefit; arts, culture and humanities; international affairs; and environmental). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Charitable Giving as a Percent of GDP

Description

Charitable giving as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

The measure of charitable giving is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests) made to nine types of organizations (religious; education-related; human services; health-related; public society benefit; arts, culture and humanities; international affairs; and environmental). 

 


Giving to Arts Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to arts organizations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to Education-Related Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to education-related organizations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to Religious Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to religious organizations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to Health-Related Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to health-related organization.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to Human Service Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to human service organizations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to International Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to international organizations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to Foundations 

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to foundations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

 


Giving to Environmental Organizations

Description

Total amount of charitable giving to environmental organizations.

Source

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 2010. “Giving USA 2010: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2009.” Giving USA Foundation.

Methodological Notes

This measure is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests). Values are adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.