For the first time CAF America made the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the top 400 charities. With over 1.5 million charities in the US this is quite an achievement. You can read an article about the report as well as search the list.
In 2005, philanthropic contributions by individuals reached an all-time high, accounting for 2.4% of disposable income. In the subsequent decade we have seen that number fluctuate due mostly to economic hardship and general financial volatility worldwide. Despite facing many of the same issues that can negatively affect American non-profit organizations, however, foreign charitable organizations have enjoyed a rapid increase in giving over the last decade.