The Geography of Giving

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August 22, 2012

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The Geography of Giving

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.

– Kahlil Gibran –

The Geography of Giving

Ever wonder how charitable the people are who live in your state or community? It turns out that lower-income people tend to donate a much bigger share of their discretionary incomes than wealthier people do. And rich people are more generous when they live among those who aren’t so rich. That’s according to a new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which breaks charitable giving down by ZIP code. It found that generosity varies greatly from one region of the country to another. { read more }

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