From Maxim Institutes “Real Issues“
Philanthropy is alive and well in the United States according to the latest Giving USA report released on Monday. Charitable giving rose by 6.1 percent to US$260.28 billion in 2005, the highest figure since 2000. The report is published by the Giving USA Foundation and is researched by the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Some interesting points to note on 2005 giving include:
Giving to disaster relief made up around half of the $15 billion increase on the previous year.
Individual giving accounted for 76.5 percent of all estimated giving.
Donations from corporations grew by 22.5 percent (18.5 percent adjusted for inflation) totalling an estimated $13.7 billion.
New Zeal I wonder how Cuba does on the private charity tables?