America's got heart as giving rises for fifth straight year
About US$358b pour in for charitable causes in 2014; individual giving accounts for 54% of growth
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Bill and Melinda Gates, seen here during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, contributed US$1.9 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last year. The high-tech world in the US, including young entrepreneurs, donated several large gifts in 2014.
CHARITABLE giving in the United States rose for the fifth year in a row in 2014, rebounding past a pre-recession peak to an estimated US$358 billion, according to a report from the Giving USA Foundation.
The report, Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for...