Community
Charitable Giving
Source: Internal Revenue Service
Charitable Contributions as a Percent of Income
2018
Arkansas County1.9%
Ashley County1.1%
Baxter County1.0%
Benton County11.2%
Boone County1.0%
Bowie County, Texas1.7%
Bradley County0.9%
Calhoun County0.7%
Carroll County1.0%
Chicot County1.3%
Clark County1.4%
Clay County0.7%
Cleburne County1.4%
Cleveland County0.9%
Columbia County1.7%
Conway County1.0%
Craighead County1.6%
Crawford County1.1%
Crittenden County1.6%
Cross County1.1%
Dallas County0.9%
Desha County1.4%
Drew County2.0%
Faulkner County1.5%
Franklin County0.7%
Fulton County0.5%
Garland County1.3%
Grant County1.0%
Greene County0.9%
Hempstead County0.9%
Hot Spring County0.8%
Howard County0.8%
Independence County1.1%
Izard County0.7%
Jackson County0.8%
Jefferson County1.6%
Johnson County0.7%
Lafayette County0.7%
Lawrence County0.9%
Lee County1.1%
Lincoln County0.9%
Little River County0.6%
Logan County0.5%
Lonoke County1.1%
Madison County0.7%
Marion County0.5%
Miller County1.1%
Mississippi County1.1%
Monroe County0.8%
Montgomery County0.6%
Nevada County0.8%
Newton County0.6%
Ouachita County1.2%
Perry County0.6%
Phillips County1.4%
Pike County0.8%
Poinsett County0.8%
Polk County0.9%
Pope County1.2%
Prairie County0.9%
Pulaski County2.2%
Randolph County0.6%
Saline County1.3%
Scott County0.3%
Searcy County0.5%
Sebastian County1.5%
Sevier County0.8%
Sharp County0.7%
St. Francis County1.3%
Stone County0.9%
Union County1.9%
Van Buren County0.8%
Washington County1.6%
White County1.5%
Woodruff County0.7%
Yell County0.7%

Source: Internal Revenue Service
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars.




Total Charitable Giving
2018
Arkansas County$7,390,531
Ashley County$3,926,888
Baxter County$8,744,631
Benton County$1,727,483,513
Boone County$7,890,428
Bowie County, Texas$39,830,881
Bradley County$1,681,934
Calhoun County$693,340
Carroll County$5,185,284
Chicot County$2,034,203
Clark County$5,700,453
Clay County$1,647,318
Cleburne County$7,252,067
Cleveland County$1,431,476
Columbia County$7,893,483
Conway County$4,132,548
Craighead County$40,883,617
Crawford County$12,963,719
Crittenden County$15,251,434
Cross County$3,274,273
Dallas County$1,047,645
Desha County$2,657,293
Drew County$7,182,835
Faulkner County$45,969,126
Franklin County$2,192,012
Fulton County$919,362
Garland County$31,051,635
Grant County$4,115,240
Greene County$7,913,845
Hempstead County$3,097,120
Hot Spring County$4,494,999
Howard County$1,911,011
Independence County$8,424,941
Izard County$1,368,353
Jackson County$1,861,123
Jefferson County$20,053,905
Johnson County$3,064,540
Lafayette County$697,412
Lawrence County$2,238,845
Lee County$1,171,856
Lincoln County$1,570,959
Little River County$1,318,465
Logan County$1,794,945
Lonoke County$18,957,390
Madison County$2,081,037
Marion County$1,472,201
Miller County$9,733,225
Mississippi County$8,092,016
Monroe County$815,514
Montgomery County$782,934
Nevada County$1,013,029
Newton County$662,796
Ouachita County$5,321,712
Perry County$1,084,298
Phillips County$3,578,691
Pike County$1,459,984
Poinsett County$2,824,264
Polk County$2,778,449
Pope County$17,336,543
Prairie County$1,315,411
Pulaski County$273,240,946
Randolph County$1,846,869
Saline County$44,293,300
Scott County$384,849
Searcy County$523,314
Sebastian County$44,775,889
Sevier County$1,908,975
Sharp County$1,841,779
St. Francis County$4,195,672
Stone County$1,770,510
Union County$19,995,872
Van Buren County$2,353,893
Washington County$105,281,729
White County$24,372,769
Woodruff County$695,376
Yell County$2,512,720

Source: Internal Revenue Service
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars.



NATIONAL RANKING
2

OUT OF 51
2018

STATE TREND

Increasing


3.4%

2018
1% = 771,100,107
Dollars

What does this measure?

Contributions to charitable organizations, measured as a percentage of income.

Why is this important?

Charitable giving supports a variety of organizations, including those that provide essential services to the community and people in need. The level of giving shows residents' willingness and capacity to invest in programs and organizations serving the community. Looking at the level of giving as a percentage of income provides insight as to residents' generosity and capacity for further giving.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2018, Arkansas residents gave an average of 3.4% of their income to charitable giving. This was the second-highest level of giving of any state in the nation. In comparison, the national level of giving in 2018 was 1.7% of income. Giving in Arkansas has been above the national level since 2011.

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2019 dollars. These figures reflect contributions listed on tax returns with itemized deductions, which researchers estimate cover about 80% of all charitable giving nationally. High-income taxpayers are much more likely to file tax returns with itemized deductions than those with lower incomes. No county or state data is available on charitable contributions by taxpayers who take the standard deduction.




Source: Internal Revenue Service


Charitable Contributions as a Percent of Income
20112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas2.4%2.4%2.4%2.3%3.2%3.6%3.8%3.4%

Source: Internal Revenue Service
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars.




Total Charitable Giving
20112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas$1,569,307,247$1,696,359,703$1,614,904,751$1,635,880,391$2,322,636,893$2,610,777,290$2,927,806,659$2,630,882,562

Source: Internal Revenue Service
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars.










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Education: Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable








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