Fewer Americans appear to be giving to charity, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 2017 report on charitable giving, “How America Gives Special Report: Breaking the Charity Habit.” “In 2015, only 24 percent of taxpayers reported a charitable gift, according to a Chronicle analysis of Internal Revenue Service data,” the report said. “That’s down from 2000 to 2006, years when that figure routinely reached 30 or 31 percent.
Fires first began on October 8th and have since spread to more than 15 fires that have engulfed 220,000 acres, destroyed an estimated 5,700 structures and caused at least 40 deaths.
- Community Foundation of Sonoma County has launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
Since Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston's Alley Theatre in August, fundraisers have brought in $150,000 for a fund to aid its employees, $175,000 for cleanup and repairs, and $150,000 in unrestricted money.