Staying current on the macroeconomic trends in charitable giving helps you, as the financial advisor, frame the big picture for your clients. Here, are the facts ...

Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, released in June, showed that total charitable giving, adjusted for inflation, declined 1.7%, with Americans giving $427.71 billion to charities in 2018. Measured in current dollars, that’s an increase of 0.7%. Notable changes included a decrease in giving by individuals from 70% of total giving to 68%.

The message to your clients is that supporting favorite charities is now more important than ever. For an in-depth perspective about the future of individual giving and its impact on the nonprofit sector, we recommend the insightful analysis in this June 21, 2019 blog post published by the Americans for the Arts.


Year after year, the Community Foundation strengthens your clients' satisfaction with charitable giving because we understand the community, its people and nonprofit organizations, and how your clients can make the biggest difference with their charitable dollars. We're right here, working alongside you to make quality of life better for everyone.

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