Education Supporters

National Donation Trends

The chart on the left shows donation trends in the US in billions of dollars. The chart on the right indicates the sources of 2007 contributions totaling $307 billion.

Donation TrendsContribution Cources
Source: Commerce Department, Giving USA Foundation, USA Today,
Corporation for National and Community Service, Foundation Center

It is worth noting that:

  • Donations are becoming more internet based.
  • Only 10% of internet users donated online last year.
  • Participants are getting younger.
  • Since 1967 and six recessions, donations decreased less than 5% after adjusting for inflation.

Where the Donations Went