SPECIAL REPORT
October 05, 2014

How America Gives 2014

The growing income gap between the rich and the poor in America is reshaping generosity across the nation.

The wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are digging deeper into their wallets, according to a new Chronicle analysis of IRS data that shows how charitable giving has been changed by the Great Recession.

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October 05, 2014

The Income-Inequality Divide Hits Generosity

The loyalty of people with low and moderate incomes has been sustaining some charities. The United Way of Northern New Jersey has been hurt by a big drop in giving by the wealthy, says CEO John Franklin.

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October 05, 2014

Explore How America Gives

Search for information about charitable giving in every state, county, city, and ZIP code.

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October 05, 2014

As Wealthy Give Smaller Share of Income to Charity, Middle Class Digs Deeper

The Chronicle’s nationwide study, How America Gives, shows the rate of giving declining in most cities and a continued trend of greater generosity in Republican-leaning states.

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October 05, 2014

How States Compare and How They Voted in the 2012 Election

Giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income ranged from under 2 to more than 6 percent in 2012, with residents of Millard County, Utah, giving the most.

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October 05, 2014

How Much People Give in the Largest Cities

Only two of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas—Salt Lake City and Memphis—gave more than 5 percent of income to charity.

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October 05, 2014

Biggest Changes in Generosity

See which states and cities saw the largest gains and losses in the rates of charitable giving.

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October 05, 2014

Changing Demographics Help Pull Las Vegas Out of a Charity Slump

A city hit particularly hard by the recession is enjoying a burst of generosity from small donors who have been less transient in recent years.

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October 05, 2014

Atlanta Bucks a Bible-Belt Trend With Strong Secular Fundraising

Philanthropy in many Southern cities is fueled largely by religion, but one outlier with a cosmopolitan flair finds success raising cash for health, housing, and other causes.

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October 05, 2014

Affluent Suburb Struggles to Make Residents See Need for Local Giving

Lack of deep roots in the community and a preference for giving to local schools make charity support a challenge in Howard County, Md.

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October 05, 2014

Prosperity Brings Challenges to North Dakota’s Overmatched Charities

People in need of help are streaming into the state's oil region, but the area ranks low in its rate of charitable giving.

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October 05, 2014

Amid a Giving Slump in Chicago, a Pocket of Generosity Sprouts

Residents of the Windy City are donating less of their income, but an upscale arts district in the Loop sees a cash renaissance for some charities.

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October 05, 2014

Chronicle Study of IRS Data Provides Look at How America Gives

State and city rankings, as well as other geographic disparities in charitable giving, are revealed by an analysis of information from taxpayers who itemize.