Utah named the most charitable state in time for #GivingTuesday


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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:

  1. Utah
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. Wyoming
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Washington
  7. Virginia
  8. South Dakota
  9. Georgia
  10. Oklahoma

Source: WalletHub

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.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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