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Wealthy households are donating less after a surge of generosity in 2020

Oct 4, 2023
A biennial survey out this week from Indiana University and Bank of America also finds that volunteering rebounded among the affluent.
The average amount that affluent households gave last year fell to roughly $35,000 last year.
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At food banks, need is up, donations are down

Jan 2, 2023
Donations of both money and food are down. That's straining food banks at a time when more people are relying on them again.
“'Food shelf near me' is in the top 10 searches in our area," said Allison O’Toole at Minnesota's Second Harvest Heartland food bank.
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For incarcerated women with newborns, an Indiana prison unit offers a chance to bond

Dec 27, 2022
The women learn child care skills and are paid prison wages to take care of their babies.
Jessica Adams and her son Dawson will live on a maternal unit at the Indiana Women’s Prison until she is released.
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More businesses are asking us to "round up" for charity. How much change does it take to make change?

Mar 28, 2022
Research finds more people will agree to round a purchase up for charity than give a whole dollar. The reason: It hurts less.
Research shows that consumers are more inclined to "round up" purchases for charity at checkout than they are to donate a full dollar.
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Donations fortify Ukraine's defense spending

Mar 9, 2022
But international money transfers can be tricky. Ukraine is also accepting help in the form of cryptocurrency.
Ukrainian soldiers carry water near a base in Lviv. The government has been making its account information public to help it raise funds.
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Nonprofit hospitals weigh risks of accepting donations in cryptocurrency

Dec 14, 2021
Charities may face questions about taking bitcoin gifts that they wouldn't face with donations in other forms, like cash or stock.
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Waves of giving follow racial equity crises

Apr 5, 2021
Billions of dollars were donated to social justice causes in 2020. Deciding where and when to allocate resources can be hard.
In the months following George Floyd's death, people donated billions of dollars to social justice and racial equity groups.
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