Giving In Our Community

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At National Philanthropy Day, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Association of Fundraising Professionals earlier this fall, Alicia Philipp, President of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, shared a statistic reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Atlanta ranks as the 4th most generous community among the top 50 metro areas in the country.

In addition, philanthropy in Atlanta has grown 6.5% in the last 8 years.

This was welcome news for the audience of generous donors who had gathered to celebrate the contributions they and many other have made to organizations across the city’s non-profit spectrum.

AFP also shared a dynamic info-graphic of “Giving Impact in Georgia.”

Highlights include:

  • $78 billion is the economic impact of the non-profit sector in Georgia, which includes over 37,000 organizations
  • Georgia donors with income of $50,000 to $200,000 gave the most in charitable contributions – $3.4 billion (IRS data from 2011)
  • Georgians give 2.9% of their income to charitable causes compared to 2.1% nationally
  • There are 1,500 Georgia foundations with total giving of $832 million (in 2011)

As the busy end of the year giving season gets underway, it is heartening to realize that we live in a very generous community.