2019 Charity Crowdfunding Statistics

Charity crowdfunding has taken off in recent years as noted in GoFundMe’s annual report.

It notes that (apparently since inception) donors have made more than 120 million contributions of over $9 Billion (or, for you stat folks, a donation every second).

More interesting is the ranking of Most Generous Countries, and contrary to conventional wisdom, number 1 is not the US but Ireland. US is number 2, followed by Australia, Canada and the UK.

gofundme

The most generous state in the US is Massachusetts, and 2 cities in Maryland are in the top US 10 US cities.

Other interesting stats for 2019 include a 65% increase in campaigns mentioning climate change and a 20% increase in campaigns mentioning reproductive rights.

And nearly 20% of campaigns garnered funds from countries other than their own.

https://www.gofundme.com/2019?utm_source=home-page-banner&utm_medium=giving-report&utm_content=report-landing-page&utm_campaign=giving-report-2019

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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