Good News: More Than Half of Americans Made a Donation in Past Year, Study Finds
This Charitable Giving in the USA 2017

December, 2017


Our analysis provides these key ndings for individual giving in the USA:

  • „  More than half of Americans donated money in the past 12 months (55%) either by giving money to a charity, by giving to a church/religious organisation, or by sponsoring someone.

  • „  American donors are most likely to give money because they care about the cause, and because they want to help those less fortunate than themselves.

  • „  Religious organisations are the most popular cause for Americans to have donated to (37%).

  • „  The median amount donated or sponsored in the last year is $100.

  • „  Giving online with a credit/bank card is the most popular method of donation (29%).

  • „  Nearly a third of Americans (31%) have volunteered in the last year, with religious organisations/churches the most popular cause (33%).

  • „  Having more money themselves is the thing most likely to encourage Americans to donate more in the coming 12 months (47%). 


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