The Top Causes that People Love: Charitable Giving in the USA

An analysis of 48 months of charitable giving by the American Endowment Foundation showcases favorite causes. The top two, education and religion, amount for almost half of the total donations.

(PRWeb) December 3, 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

American Endowment Foundation(AEF), America’s largest independent provider of donor advised funds, reviewed the grant distributions made by its clients from Sept. 30, 2010 to September 29, 2014, totaling over $228 million in donations. AEF published a ranking of the top 25 causes to which Americans donate.

The top five causes were education, religion, philanthropy, human service and arts/culture. The full list is below:

Over the nearly four year span of the analysis, there were additional grants of $886,450 across varied unclassifiable categories as well.

About American Endowment Foundation

American Endowment Foundation (AEF), a 501(c)3 charity founded in 1993, is the largest independent administrator of donor advised funds (DAFs) in the US. A donor advised fund is a charitable account managed by a public charity. The fund exists to manage charitable donations on behalf of the individual donor to support the charitable causes that are important to them. AEF is not a charitable entity of a for-profit institution or other charity, thereby maintaining its independence to serve the interests of its individual donors.

Media Contact:

Eric Kinaitis, Editor/ Director of Content Marketing
American Endowment Foundation

330-655-7552
erickinaitis@aefonline.org

                 

Co-Founder

Tom Tobin
President/CEO
tomtobin@aefonline.org

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