State by State Comparison of Pre and Post-Recession Charitable Giving

There has been a lot of discussion during the Great Recession and in its wake about how it has effected charitable giving in the United States.  Analytical Ones has just refreshed the IRS data we use in our Share of Wallet analyses and has taken this opportunity to look at how giving has changed at a state by state level.

Below is a map of the continental US that displays the change in annual charitable giving between 2008 and 2011. The data comes directly from the IRS and is based on deductions taken on federal income tax returns.

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It appears the Southwest was hit the worst with Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico all with residents giving less overall in 2011 than in 2008. 7 other states also experienced a net decrease in giving (AK,LA,DE,OK,SC,HI,WY). In contrast, the Northern Plains was an area of significant growth with a cluster of 4 states (ND,SD,NE,IA) all increasing over 10%. The typical state nationwide had somewhere less than 10% growth in annual giving. Massachusetts is the only other state with more than 10% growth. However, giving in Washington D.C. also increased 13%.

Below are the values by state alphabetically.

If you would like to see the changes in a more specific market (County, City or Zip Code) reach out to us and we would be happy to help.

State Change
AK

-9%

AL

1%

AR

4%

AZ

-4%

CA

4%

CO

4%

CT

2%

DC

12%

DE

-2%

FL

2%

GA

5%

HI

-1%

IA

11%

ID

3%

IL

3%

IN

4%

KS

6%

KY

3%

LA

-3%

MA

12%

MD

5%

ME

2%

MI

0%

MN

4%

MO

3%

MS

1%

MT

0%

NC

0%

ND

21%

NE

11%

NH

3%

NJ

0%

NM

-5%

NV

-7%

NY

2%

OH

4%

OK

-2%

OR

2%

PA

6%

RI

2%

SC

-2%

SD

16%

TN

4%

TX

6%

UT

1%

VA

8%

VT

3%

WA

3%

WI

3%

WV

5%

WY

-1%

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