The biggest decline came from decreases in foundation giving (over 7%), which should make them feel ashamed, since they are supposed to be cushion rather than exacerbate the effects of tough social and economic conditions.
By contrast, giving by corporations was down less than average (only 4%) over these two years.
What is particularly impressive is that giving to international causes actually ROSE 7% over the past two years. This is due partly but not entirely to the Haiti crisis. I hope it also reflects a larger trend of Americans engaging more in the world around us.
|Source: Giving USA 2010|