6:25 am December 9, 2010, by Henry Unger
Atlanta is the fourth most charitable city, according to a new survey by The Daily Beast news website.
Seattle placed first, followed by San Francisco and Kansas City, the Daily Beast said.
To rank the 25 most charitable cities, the Daily Beast said it took a three-pronged approach. It used data on foundations, saying that’s the preferred way for the wealthy to give. It also used tax data to find out where households donate the most per year. Finally, it looked at which cities have the most yearly volunteers per capita.
For Atlanta, the Daily Beast released the following figures:
Percentage of earnings donated: 4.5 percent
Average household income: $86,367
Giving per foundation: $706,796
Annual volunteers: 1.1 million
Population that volunteers: 20.1 percent
Top 10 Most Charitable Cities
2. San Francisco
3. Kansas City
6. Minneapolis-St. Paul
8. Washington, D.C.
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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