'Tis the season for giving thanks. The Chronicle of Philanthropy analyzed tax data on charitable contributions to determine which 20 U.S. cities dig the deepest for those less fortunate.
17. (tie) Riverside, Calif.
Giving rate: 3 percent
Change since 2006: -0.7 percent
17. (tie) Richmond, Va.
Change since 2006: -6.7 percent
17. (tie) Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
Change since 2006: -7.4 percent
17. (tie) Miami-Fort Lauderdale
Change since 2006: +3.1 percent
14. (tie) Kansas City, Mo.
Giving rate: 3.1 percent
Change since 2006: -1.6 percent
14. (tie) Orlando, Fla.
Change since 2006: +4 percent
14. (tie) San Antonio
Change since 2006: -2.8 percent
11. (tie) Louisville, Ky.
Giving rate: 3.2 percent
Change since 2006: -3.3 percent
11. (tie) Houston
Change since 2006: +1.6 percent
11. (tie) Indianapolis
Change since 2006: +5.2 percent
10. Virginia Beach, Va.
Giving rate: 3.3 percent
Change since 2006: -6.1 percent
9. Charlotte, N.C.
Giving rate: 3.4 percent
Change since 2006: -5.5 percent
8. Dallas-Fort Worth
Giving rate: 3.6 percent
Change since 2006: +4.6 percent
7. Oklahoma City
Giving rate: 3.7 percent
6. Jacksonville, Fla.
Giving rate: 3.8 percent
Change since 2006: +8.7 percent
5. Nashville, Tenn.
Giving rate: 3.9 percent
Change since 2006: +4.8 percent
Giving rate: 4 percent
Change since 2006: +6.5 percent
3. Birmingham, Ala.
Giving rate: 4.8 percent
Change since 2006: +1.7 percent
2. Memphis, Tenn.
Giving rate: 5.1 percent
Change since 2006: +6.7 percent
1. Salt Lake City
Giving rate: 5.4 percent
Change since 2006: +2.6 percent
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