Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Charity Map

According to a new Chronicle of Philanthropy study called “How America Gives,” Atlanta walloped most other cities when it came to charitable giving. Um, we mean, “generously opened its hearts and its wallets for good causes.” (Sometimes that competitive spirit just comes out, ya know?) In fact, the whole state is a real lovefest. Georgia is the fourth most generous in the nation (after Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Utah at number one). Using numbers from tax returns and IRS documents, the study found that Georgians give 4.2 percent of our income to charity, compared to the average of 3 percent nationwide. Floyd is our state’s most generous county with a whopping 8.5 percent of adjusted gross income going to good causes.

Some fascinating figures on how Atlantans Do Well >>