Charitable Giving Trends of 2013

Giving USA reports that Americans are a generous people.

The charted information above is from the Highlights section of the Giving USA™ 2014 Annual Report on Philanthropy. Visit the Giving USA™ web site at for the complete report.

According to Giving USA™, Americans showed they are once again a generous people as charitable giving rose in 2013 in virtually all sectors:

  • Total estimated US charitable giving increased by 4.4% to $335.17 billion
  • Giving by individuals increased by an estimated 4.2%
  • Giving by foundations increased by an estimated 5.7%
  • Giving by bequest increased by an estimated 8.7%
  • Giving by corporations declined by an estimated 1.9%