Total Charitable Giving

Description: 

Total amount of charitable giving in constant dollars.

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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).

Values are adjusted for inflation by Stanford CPI using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers Research Series (CPI-U-RS).