Giving to education in US drops 3.6%

June 9, 2010

According to new data from the Giving USA Foundation, giving to education declined to an estimated $40.01 billion in 2009, representing a drop of 3.6%. This is the second consecutive year in which giving to education has decreased. Education received 13% of gifts last year, the second-highest category following religion, which accounted for 33% of the total. Overall, US charitable giving fell 3.6% in 2009 to $303.75 billion. Giving USA Foundation News Release | Inside Higher Ed