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Giving in Puerto Rico: the first study about the generosity in Puerto Rico

Publication, Revitalizing Puerto Rico

Three out of four households in Puerto Rico (74.9%) report making charitable donations in 2014, a high rate of giving, especially compared to similar data in the U.S. which shows 55.8 percent of mainland U.S. households giving to charity in 2013.

This finding comes from the first study of its kind to examine charitable giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of Puerto Rican households.  Giving in Puerto Rico is the result of a collaboration between Flamboyan Foundation (Flamboyan), the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and Kinesis Foundation.

Flamboyan commissioned the research project to establish baseline information about giving in Puerto Rico that can be benchmarked against data from the mainland U.S., such as from the Philanthropy Panel Study and the U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

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This is the first study of its kind to examine charitable giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of Puerto Rican households.