Charitable Giving as a Percent of GDP


Charitable giving as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).


Methodological Notes: 

The measure of charitable giving is based on data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Foundation Center. It includes giving by four primary sources (individuals, corporations, foundations, and bequests) made to nine types of organizations (religious; education-related; human services; health-related; public society benefit; arts, culture and humanities; international affairs; and environmental).