Graph of the Day for December 24, 2009

"Why are we so stingy really? When we are ...and even at Christmas time should remind many Western countries at least, how rich we have become and if actually the foreign assistance of many countries now is 0.1 or 0.2% of their gross national income. I think that is stingy really, I don't think that is very generous."

Mr. Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, December 27, 2004 (41 minutes into linked video).

Charitable Giving Around the Globe in 2005

Source:  Charities Aid Foundation report of November 2006.

Hoven's Index for December 24, 2009

US charitable giving in 2008:  $312.65 billion.

As percent of GDP:  2.2%.

Who gave (as percent of total):

Individuals:  75%.

Foundations:  13%.

Charitable bequests:  7%.

Corporations:  5%.

Source:  Giving USA Foundation.

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