Published Online:

Sharing the Wealth

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Education receives the second-highest amount of money from contributions, behind only religious institutions and groups. In 1995, education brought in $17.94 billion from private giving, up from $17.08 billion in 1994. The tables below show sources and recipients of contributions.

(Dollars in billions)
Sources 1995 Giving
Individuals $116.23
Bequests 9.77
Foundations 10.44
Corporations 7.40
Recipients
Religion $63.45
Education 17.94
Health 12.59
Human Services 11.70
Arts, Culture, Humanities 9.96
Unallocated 7.64
Noncorporate Foundations 7.43
Public/Social Benefit 7.10
Environment/Wildlife 3.98
International Affairs 2.06
Total $143.85

Note: Figures are rounded.

SOURCE: "Giving U.S.A. 1996."

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented