2015 Giving in CT $4.66 Billion

2015 Giving in CT $4.66 Billion

Lifetime Gifts and Bequests from Individuals Account for 78% of Total 

In December, The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy released “Giving in Connecticut 2015” which reports total giving in the state increased 0.7 percent in 2013 (latest year for complete data), on a year-over-year basis. Gifts from individuals excluding bequests fell 3.3 percent to $3.3 Billion and bequests jumped 77.3 percent to $352 Million. Giving by community foundations has steadily increased from $59 Million in 2009 to $86.9 Million in 2013. Connecticut ranks in the middle of the states (#22) in the amount of average annual contributions, with Connecticut at $5,401 and the United States at $5,342. 

For more information, visit ctphilanthropy.org.

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