Of the $335.2 billion given to charity in 2013, 80% went to five top charity categories.
The categories were:
- Religion (31%)
- Education (16%)
- Human services (12%)
- Gifts to foundations (11%)
- Health 10%
This information is as reported in Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2013, a publication of Giving USA Foundation™.
Although remaining the largest category by far, giving to religion has continued to slow.
The Giving USA Foundation has issued a free highlights summary and offers the full report for sale.