Five top charity categories received 80% of 2013 giving

Five Top Charity Categories Receive 80%
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 Foundationā„¢.

Although remaining the largest category by far, giving to religion has continued to slow.

TheĀ Giving USA Foundation has issued a free highlights summary and offers the full report for sale.