Charitable giving is vital to thriving communities. An extensive body of research confirms its significant value and impact of the charitable sector. Below are some resources to raise awareness about the importance of charitable giving.

Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report indicates a 2 percent increase in charitable giving to the more than 8,000 charitable organizations surveyed in 2020 compared to 2019.

Fundraising Effectiveness Project Q3 2020 Report indicates a 7.6 percent increase in charitable donations in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same time in 2019. Donations from general donors who give $250 or less increased 17.1 percent. See what CGC had to say here.

Fundraising Effectiveness Project Q2 2020 Report indicates a 7.5 percent increase in charitable donations in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same time in 2019. Donations from general donors who give $250 or less increased 19.2 percent. See CGC’s statement here.

Giving USA 2020 indicates giving by individuals totaled $309 billion, a 4.7 percent increase (2.8 percent when adjusted for inflation) compared to 2018. Charitable giving from all sources totaled $449 billion. See CGC’s analysis here.

Fundraising Effectiveness Project Q1 2020 Report indicates a 6 percent decrease in charitable donations in the first three months of 2020 compared to the same time in 2019. Donations from general donors who give $250 or less increased 5.8 percent.

Giving USA 2019 indicates giving by individuals totaled $292 billion in 2018, a 1.1 percent decrease (3.4 percent when adjusted for inflation) compared to 2017. Charitable giving from all sources totaled $427 billion. See CGC’s statement here.