Baltimore is 3rd Most Charitable Large Metro in U.S.

Giving Season—which kicks off with Giving Tuesday and runs through December 31st—is when 30% of all annual nonprofit giving takes place. It is also when the nation’s most charitable cities are most active. Looking at the most recent IRS data available, researchers identified the locations that give the most.

These are the key takeaways from the report for the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD metro area:

  • Americans donate more than $215 billion to charitable causes each year.
  • Nationally, more than half of charitable contributions are made by the top 1% of earners. And ultra-high earners—those who bring in more than $10 million annually—donate nearly $60 billion per year in total.
  • In Baltimore, 40.6% of taxpayers report charitable contributions, compared to 32.9% of taxpayers nationally.
  • The average amount contributed by Baltimore donors is $3,913.
  • Among all large U.S. metros, Baltimore has the 3rd largest share of taxpayers who report making charitable contributions.

Here is a link to the complete results of the analysis, with data on more than 350 metros and all 50 states.

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