By: Michelle Singletary

This article titled, “Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than Whites,” outlines how Black Americans give a larger share of their wealth to charities than any other racial group in America. It also highlights a joint 2012 study from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which found that communities of color are giving at an increasing rate. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Black households donate to community-based organizations and causes, to the tune of $11 billion each year, with Black households on average giving away 25 percent more of their income per year than Whites.

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