Tennessee ranked as the 4th Most Generous State

08.30.12

Based on a recent report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy it ranked Tennessee as the 4th Most Generous State in the US followed behind Utah, Mississippi, and Alabama. The report was based on how much money Americans give to charity. The report also indicated 25 percent of Tennesseans volunteer which is slighty below the national average of 26 percent. 

 

Other interesting facts were:

  • When it came to donating cash, a typical household gives 6.6 percent of its discretionary income.  
  • The report indicated that low income households were found to be more generous than high income households.

  

You may review the full report at http://philanthropy.com/section/How-America-Gives/621/