Arizona 2016’s Least Charitable State

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Arizona Ranks directly behind California as the least giving state in the country, 35th giving volunteer hous and 50th in donation giving according WalletHub’s report on 2016’s Most Charitable States as well as a Charity Calculator to help donors maximize their philanthropic impact.

Tis the season to be giving. And the latest World Giving Index shows that Americans are some of the most generous people in the world, ranking second out of 140 countries in 2015. That year, U.S. donors gave more than $373 billion to charity, and 71 percent of that figure came directly from individuals, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.

But Americans don’t just reach in their pockets to help the needy. They also contribute their time — and plenty of it. Between 2014 and 2015, nearly 63 million people volunteered with an organization at least once, serving a median of 52 hours per year.

To determine the most generous states, WalletHub compared them based on 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from “volunteer rate” to “percentage of income donated” to “percentage of sheltered homeless.”

Least Charitable States

Overall RankStateTotal Score‘Volunteering & Service’ Rank‘Charitable Giving’ Rank
42Rhode Island48.755018

Most Charitable States

Overall RankStateTotal Score‘Volunteering & Service’ Rank/td>‘Charitable Giving’ Rank
3North Dakota59.35410
7New Hampshire57.90712

Key Stats

  • Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 39.3 percent, 2.1 times higher than in Florida, which has the lowest at 18.3 percent.
  • Utah has the highest percentage of donated income, 6.61 percent, 3.6 times higher than in New Hampshire, which has the lowest at 1.85 percent.
  • Utah has the highest percentage of the population who claim to have donated time, 56 percent, 1.9 times higher than in Kentucky, which has the lowest at 30 percent.
  • Maryland has the highest percentage of taxpayers who donated money to charity, 38.2 percent, 3.1 times higher than in West Virginia, which has the lowest at 12.3 percent.
  • Utah has the most volunteering hours per capita, 75.6, 3.7 times more than in Kentucky, which has the fewest at 20.7.
  • Vermont has the most public charities per capita, 27.07, 4.5 times more than in Nevada, which has the fewest at 6.05.

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