Donations Grow 4% to $373 Billion

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Donations Grow 4% to $373 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’

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Charitable giving reached $373.3 billion in 2015, up 4 percent from the previous year, according to estimates from “Giving USA,” an annual report on American philanthropy. International-affairs organizations saw the largest growth in donations, with their collections rising by 17.4 percent to $15.8 billion, largely due to the Nepal earthquake, the Syrian-refugee crisis, and other high-profile humanitarian disasters. Education giving grew by 8.8 percent, the second-biggest jump, reaching $57.5 billion, according the report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation. Donations to arts, culture, and humanities groups rose 6.8 percent, while giving to environment or animal-welfare issues increased 6.1 percent.

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