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Generous Americans Give More to Charity in 2011

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Lostdog.com imageAmericans gave a total of nearly $347 billion to charity in 2011, a 7.5 percent increase over 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by Atlas of Giving.

The group, which measures and forecasts charitable giving in the United States, said giving expanded at a faster rate than overall economic growth for the year.

Total giving to U.S. nonprofits increased by $24.2 billion over the 2010 total of $322.69 billion.

(READ the story in MSNBC)

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