Almanac

How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

This rollicking essay by Karl Zinsmeister introduces The Almanac of American Philanthropy by racing through America’s fascinating tradition of private giving and describes why it is so effective and important to our nation.

  • Donors + Passion = Potent Accomplishment

  • Good Charity, Bad Charity?

  • Fixing Problems via Philanthropy vs. Government

  • Common Criticisms of Philanthropy

  • Big-Picture Benefits of Philanthropy

  • Why is Charitable Activity Tax-Protected? Think Freedom, Not Finances

  • Who Gives Most to Charity?

  • Statistics on U.S. Generosity

  • Philanthropy Roundtable’s National Poll on Charitable Giving