Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy©, is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America. The Report shows 2016 with steady giving in these uncertain times. Giving rose to $390.05 billion in 2016 contributions, up 2.7% over last year, another record high. This was the seventh consecutive year of growth.
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Giving USA is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America. Advancing the research, education, and public understanding of philanthropy is the mission of Giving USA Foundation, founded in 1985 by The Giving Institute.
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Rising and falling: Quentin Fottrell, “Struggling Middle Class Give Less To Charity, but Donations by Wealthy Americans Surge,” MarketWatch, March 5, 2017, www.marketwatch.com; Chuck Collins, Helen Flannery, and Josh Hoxie, Gilded Giving: Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality, November 2016, http://www.ips-dc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Gilded-Giving-Final-pdf.pdf and The 2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in collaboration with U.S. Trust, 2016, http://www.ustrust.com/publish/content/application/pdf/GWMOL/USTp_ARMCGDN7_oct_2017.pdf