Here Are The Most Generous, Giving Towns In Delaware

The Chronicle of Philanthropy analyzes a variety of data sources, like the U.S. Census Bureau and the IRS, to develop a report of “How America Gives.” We took a look at their latest comprehensive report from 2012 to pull together the Delaware cities and towns whose residents give the most money to charitable donations.

According to the report, Delawareans gave just over $476 million in 2012, with a giving ratio of 2.74%. This means that Delawareans gave approximately 2.74% of their adjusted gross income to charitable donations. Based on that percentage, our giving ration was more than our neighbors Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but less than Maryland.

There are two ways to look at the numbers. We can either see which zip codes gave the most in terms of dollar amounts, and then we can look at who gave the most based on their percentage of income.

First, let’s look at who gave the most based on their own income (giving ratio).

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And, of course, we can’t ignore the millions that are donated by residents in the zip codes below, which by ratio, don’t give as much of their incomes, but the dollar amounts account for a significant portion of the state’s overall share.

Regardless of any fancy research figures, we know that Delawareans are giving of their time, energy, and money. It’s part of what makes this state great.