Here Are the Most Giving States in America

People there come together to help others through charity, volunteerism
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Here Are the Most Giving States in America
'Tis the season for giving.   (Getty Images/dragana991)

Between charitable giving—last year, US donors ponied up nearly $450 billion for charity—and volunteerism, Americans keep opening up their wallets and their schedules to help those who are less fortunate. WalletHub wanted to see which states were especially benevolent, so it examined stats from all 50, looking at key metrics in two main categories: volunteering and service, which includes not only volunteer rates and hours put in, but also high school community service requirements and the number of people who help out their neighbors; and charitable giving, which includes donating money, as well as public charities per capita and search-engine interest for "charitable donations." The top 10:

  1. Utah
  2. Minnesota
  3. Maryland
  4. Oregon (No. 1 in the "Volunteering and Service" category)
  5. Ohio
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Virginia
  8. North Dakota
  9. Maine
  10. Colorado
Check here to see how other states rank. (These states have the most patriotic spirit.)

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