The Marple Newtown area combined gave $41.3 million in 2008.
On Monday, Patch took a look at data from the study "How America Gives," which showed how much people in Delaware County are giving in comparison to those in Montgomery and Chester counties. Based on 2008 IRS tax records–the most recent year for which data is available–Delaware County residents gave 4.1 percent of their income, compared to an average of 3.9 percent across Pennsylvania and 4.7 across the entire United States. Delaware County ranked 66 out of 3,115 counties in the nation. See how Broomall and Newtown Square stacked up against each other in regards to charitable giving. Median Household Contributions 3,887 To break it down even further, here's how certain age groups in the Marple Newtown area are giving: Ages 30-44 23%
A report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy looks at how much neighborhoods in the area give to charity.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Nate Adams
Monday, August 27, 2012
"How America Gives," a study released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, aims to “nationwide generosity” by analyzing tax documents and measuring how much money people claimed for charitable donations on their returns. So how charitable is the Greater Philadelphia Area? According to the report, the area’s Patch towns gave over $568,000,000 toward charitable measures in the 2008. “The study is based on exact dollar amounts released by the Internal Revenue Service showing the value of charitable deductions claimed by American taxpayers,” according to a release on the study’s website. The Chronicle obtained comprehensive tax records from the IRS for 2008, the most recent year for which such data are available, to examine income levels and the …