Do check out “How America Gives: Exploring philanthropy in your state, city, and neighborhood,” a new and interactive study from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
A few interesting statistics from the Greater Washington region:
- Resident of the District give, on average, 7.7% percent of their income compared to 4.7% across the US
- Maryland ranks 11th in total contributions, with $3.9 billion donated in the past year
- Virginia was ranked just ahead in 10th, with $4.2 billion donated (and a median contribution of $2,790)
According to the Chronicle, the data in the study came “from a comprehensive study The Chronicle conducted to examine giving data by ZIP code and by income level in every city and town in the United States. The study is based on exact dollar amounts released by the Internal Revenue Service showing the value of charitable deductions claimed by American taxpayers.”
Which numbers jump out to you?