Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018
CINCINNATI (June 18, 2019) – An estimated 300 Greater Cincinnati nonprofit leaders gathered at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to learn charitable giving by individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations actually increased in 2018 to a record amount of $427.71 billion. The report of The Giving USA Foundation, researched and written by the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, was presented by Melissa S. Brown, former editor of Giving USA, who has delivered the annual report to Cincinnati’s leaders for the past 16 years.
According to Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 total charitable giving rose 0.7% measured in current dollars; adjusted for inflation, total giving declined 1.7%. [Read more]