Key figures


Total number of public charities: 956,760 (a further 112,959 foundations are registered with the IRS).

Total voluntary income: $307.65 billion.





Research about the effect of the recession on fundraising shows that gifts from individuals decreased by 6.3% from 2007 to 2008.  Corporate donations declined by 8% over the same period. The negative effect appears to have impacted upon approximately half of charities, although 22% have seen an increase in their fundraised income.



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