Despite headwinds and disruptions, it tends to grow—especially when measured in current dollars.
Yet recession, the stock market, inflation, and other factors may influence whether it grows a lot, a little, or declines. Click on the tabs below to see how charitable giving has behaved historically given different economic and social conditions. Or, view the Arts, Culture, and Humanities edition of this page.
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Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2021. Researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Published by the Giving USA Foundation, a public service initiative of the Giving Institute.
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