Download the full Giving USA 2021 Infographic
Today marks the 2021 release of Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy©, the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America.
2020 was perhaps the most uncommon year in the history of Giving USA. Charitable contributions increased 5% to $471.44B. Three of four giving sources saw increases, with Foundation giving up 17%. Seven of nine sectors grew, while giving to health and to arts/culture/humanities declined. The uneven 2020 economy saw a shrink in GDP, yet the S&P 500 grew 16.3%.
Our ninth annual infographic pays tribute to local restaurants and other small businesses that struggled in 2020. We present data to help donors, fundraisers, and nonprofit leaders understand our past and navigate the present. These bite-size vignettes can provide fuel for your work in philanthropy.