November 28 marks #GivingTuesday, a day amidst the frenzy of holiday shopping dedicated to donating money, time and goods to nonprofit organizations — something Utahns are good at.
WalletHub ranked Utah the most charitable state. Using 14 key indicators, WalletHub explored monetary donations and volunteer rates. Utah ranked No. 1 in many subcategories, including: Highest Percentage of Population Who Donate Money, Highest Percentage of Population Who Donate Time, Highest Percentage of Donated Income and Highest Volunteer Rate.
Following behind Utah, the Top 10 ranked:
- South Dakota
Utah has multiple programs in place to help collect money and donations for charities such as Love Utah, Give Utah each spring, where a day is dedicated to donating to local nonprofits.
Overall, the United States ranks fifth out of 140 countries in donations, giving more than $389 billion to charity in 2016, according to the World Giving Index.
If you want to help Utah stay ranked as the most charitable state, consider donating on #GivingTuesday. If you don’t know where to donate, try this list of nonprofit organizations at greatnonprofits.org.