Giving in Oregon 2018

For two decades Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has tracked charitable giving in the state. Oregonians consistently demonstrate their generosity — surpassing U.S. giving in support of a vital network of Oregon nonprofits. For the first time in more than a decade, data shows that Oregonians gave at a lower rate than Americans overall.

The U.S. Giving Rate Increased in 2016

Oregonians gave 2.22%of their income to charity in 2016 (the most recent year for which income tax return data is available). While giving rates in the state remained flat between 2015 and 2016, the U.S. rate increased from 2.19% in 2015 to 2.31% in 2016.

Giving Rates in Oregon Remained Flat

Between 2015 and 2016, Oregon giving was flat regardless of income level. During the same time period, national giving rate increases appear to track to the wealthiest Americans. Households making over $200,000 annually increased their giving from 3.2% of income in 2015 to 3.5% in 2016.

Giving to Oregon Nonprofits

Nonprofits in Oregon reported $2.8 billion in donations from individuals as well as government and foundation grants in 2016. Since 2010, contributions to nonprofits have increased by nearly 50%. For example, education nonprofits reported $1.1 billion in contributions in 2016, nearly a 60% increase over the 2010 total of $460 million.

Use the dashboard below to explore charitable contributions by topic and county.