Top 10 Charities That Earn the Highest % of Donations at Year-End
The year-end holidays inspire many people to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Less altruistically, but still just as important, donors need to make their end-of-year giving decisions by December 31 to qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year. As a result, donations to charities increase between Thanksgiving and New Years.
How much? The charities on our site received nearly $1.4 million via Network for Good's Donate Now button just during the month of December 2012 alone. And in our 2012 year-end giving survey, the charities themselves told us just how important year-end gifts are to their bottom line noting that on average more than 40% of their total annual contributions from individuals at year-end. The list below highlights the ten 3 and 4-star charities that received the highest percentage of their total 2012 online donations (via our site and Network for Good’s giving tool) during December 2012.
|Rank||Charity||% of Donations|
|1||Teach For America||80.5%|
|2||World Wildlife Fund||70.6%|
|3||Catholic Charities USA||69.2%|
|4||Save the Children||68.6%|
|5||Doctors Without Borders, USA||67.5%|
|6||All Hands Volunteers||66.6%|
|8||United States Fund for UNICEF||62.4%|
|9||National Military Family Association||60.3%|
|10||International Rescue Committee||60.1%|