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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."

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