Here Are The Most Generous, Giving Counties In Iowa

We all know how deeply generous Iowans are. We’ll give you the shirt off of our back if you need it more than we do – it’s just how we were raised. In fact, on average, Iowans give more money to charity than people in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. According to data compiled by, residents of these 10 counties in Iowa give the highest percentage of their income to charity. They define “giving ratio” as the percentage of adjusted gross income that residents give to charity according to charitable contributions listed on income tax forms. These numbers are based on data from 2012, the most recent year for which information is available.

Were there any surprises here for you? How did your county stack up? See the numbers for the entire state over at