How America Gives
Adjusted gross income (AGI): A person’s gross income minus some business expenses, unreimbursed medical expenses, retirement-plan contributions, and other deductions.
Giving ratio: The percentage of AGI given to charity as determined using the charitable deductions reported on the income-tax forms.
Race: This project uses racial and ethnic categories as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: White alone (and not Hispanic or Latino); Black or African-American alone; Asian alone; American Indian and Alaska Native alone; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone; Some Other Race alone; Two or More Races; Hispanic or Latino. Because people of Hispanic or Latino origin may also identify with another group, the given percentages might total to more than 100 percent. For example, someone could identify as Black and Hispanic and would be represented in both categories.