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National Study: Charitable Giving Declines Again

 June 9, 2010


Charitable Giving Declines Again

Giving USA releases the 2009 Annual Report on Philanthropy

read the executive summary here


Wall Street Journal

by Shelly Banjo

June 9, 2010

Faced with continued economic uncertainty, Americans cut back on their charitable giving again last year.

For the second year in a row, philanthropy has seen the deepest decline ever recorded by the Giving USA Foundation, which has tracked annual giving since 1956.

Donations fell 3.6% to $303.75 billion last year, down from $315 billion in 2008, according to the latest Giving USA study, released Wednesday. In 2008, they were down 2%. Click here to continue reading at



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