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The Ultimate List of CHARITY GIVERS U.S EDITION Every year the US donates $143.6 billion to worthy causes. But which celebrities and companies are the most charitable in the US? What charities are the most popular? And how compassionate are we compared to the rest of the world? In 2014, the USA ranked joint first for donating time and money to charity, with 77 percent of the population believing everyone can make a difference by supporting worthy causes. This Year's Most Taylor Swift Charitable Celebrities Topped's Celebs Gone Good 2014 list : donating all proceeds of her single "Welcome to New York" to New York City Public Schools. Miley Cyrus Beyoncé At the VMAS, she brought attention to the hardships of young people experiencing homelessness and helped raise money for My Friend's Place through a Prizeo campaign. Her #BeyGOOD campaigns have helped put people back to work, restock clothing donation centers and provide all manner of assistance to the homeless. But as far as cold, hard cash the aim of convincing the world's In 2010, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates launched the "Giving Pledge," with richest to give away at least is concerned... half of their fortunes. Buffet has pledged to give away 99 percent of his $73 billion estate during his lifetime or in his will. The Most Prosperity and profit are crucial in the world of business, but what brands are willing to give away their excess cash to those that need it most? Charitable Companies 0000 Alcoa 12.18 Safeway 7.2: UPS 5.6: Grocery chain Safeway claims second spot, giving away Logistics firm UPS comes in third, after pledging 5.6 per cent, or $55 million, of its profits. Aluminum firm Alcoa is the most generous company in the US, donating 12.1 per cent of its profit in 2013, which equated to $39 million 7.2 percent of its profits, or $59 million. Walmart America's biggest giver was actually Walmart, with a whopping $312 million in donations, but this was just 1.3 percent of its profits. Trying to define the USA's most popular charity throws up a few obstacles, but with the help of Forbes' 50 Largest U.S. Charities list, it is possible to find the biggest in terms of private support and charitable commitment (how much of a charity's total expense went directly to the charitable purpose). The Most Popular Charities Most Supported Charities United Way $4.3 billion The country's largest charity by donations received, United Way's revenue was $4.3 billion as of December 2014, which goes towards identifying and resolving community issues. |888 The Salvation Army $4.3 billion Also has revenue of $4.3 billion in the US, which is used for thrift stores, homeless shelters, disaster relief and humanitarian aid worldwide. $1.9 billion Feeding America The nation's leading hunger-relief charity uses its $1.9 billion revenue to operate a network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations. Top Rated Cancer Of all the charitable causes out there, treating and preventing cancer resonates with many, as there is a good chance it has affected you or a loved one. But apart from the biggest organizations, who else is making a real difference according to Charitywatch? Charities 2 91 2 87 984 2 84 Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Prostate Cancer Research Foundation Research Fund Foundation Scored 91 on program percentage and spends just $5 for every Scored 87 on program percentage and spends $8 for every $100 raised. Scored 84 on program percentage and spends $10 for every $100 raised. $100 raised. Program percentage = the percent of total expenses a charity spent on its programs in the year analyzed Fascinating Facts & Figures About Charity With this infographic, we have looked at big donors, generous celebrities, remarkable campaigns, and worthwhile causes. But what are some other fascinating facts and figures about charity? Every year, the US donates $143.6 billion to worthy causes 77 percent of people believe everyone can make a difference by supporting causes 69 percent of the population gives 64 percent of donations are made by women The World Giving Index rates countries on percentage according to helping a stranger, donating money, and volunteering time. In 2014, its rankings were as follows: Most Generous Countries in the World The USA and Myanmar were joint 1st with 64 percent. The US leads the way in helping strangers 79 percent, but Myanmar scored a whopping 91 percent for giving money. Canada and Ireland took 3rd and 4th respectively with 60 percent, while New Zealand placed fifth with 58 percent. Myanmar places so highly because 9 out of 10 people follow the Theravada school of Buddhism, where ordained monks and nuns are supported by charitable giving. As for some celebrity input... Nick Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson in TV show "Parks & Recreation") shaved off his moustache to support pediatric cancer charity Because of Ezra. Offerman John John Legend's music video for You and I raised $495,000 for #OperationGirl Charity Challenge. Legend Professional wrestler John Cena has granted more John Cena than 400 wishes for the Make-A-Wish foundation. One In 2014, One Direction raised $341,869 for Stand Up To Cancer. Direction Sources:· ·· • • · · •• Headeovery unIi mite d


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We used a range of interesting data to produce an eyecatching infographic detailing the USA’s most charitable companies and celebrities.


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