Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Donors Choose Unveils Data on Giving Trends and Need in Public Schools - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
Donors Choose Unveils Data on Giving Trends and Need in Public Schools - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: As a sample of the past thirteen years of data that is now available, Donors Choose has released a 2013 Giving Index highlighting the organization’s largest year of donor activity, representing 340,000 donors, $60.2 million in donations and over 130,000 projects. Some of this study’s most interesting findings relate to geography: Fifty percent of donors give to schools within 25 miles of their zip code, with Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, and Oklahoma City (in ranked order) identified as being the most charitable cities for these projects. The study also revealed that Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and the Bronx are the cities with the greatest need (or requests via Donors Choose). The fact that these lists do not match up exactly might be an issue worth exploring for both Donors Choose and for educators and administrators in those respective cities.