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Charitable Giving Per Capita

  • 1980: $214
  • 1990: $490

U. S. charity that got the most private donations in 1990: The Salvation Army, $658 million.

  • Americans who never give to Salvation Army bell ringers at Christmas: 5%.
  • Those who always give: 23%.

Age group that gives the highest percent of income to charity:

  • Ages 65 to 74 is 4.4%.
  • The lowest: Ages 18 to 24 is 1.2%

Personal income Americans gave to charity last year:

  • Poorest households: 5.5%.
  • Wealthiest households: 2.9%

Estimated value of time volunteers gave in 1989: $170 billion.

U. S. News and World Report, December, 1991