2023 Geography of Giving:
Most charitable U.S. cities

Dropping a pin on the pulse of American philanthropy

How does someone’s location—where they work, live, and play—influence how they give to charity? And how have geographic giving trends shifted since the pre-pandemic period? Based on an analysis of Fidelity Charitable donors in our largest metro areas, the Geography of Giving report explores giving priorities and behaviors in 30 of the most charitable cities in the U.S.—and pinpoints how they’ve evolved since 2019. What emerges is a rich view of local philanthropic identities that might otherwise be overlooked in national surveys and reports. Dive in and explore the city-specific rankings, regional nuances, and trends that are shaping the American giving landscape.   

Tour Fidelity Charitable’s top cities for giving

Human Services replaced Religion as the most commonly supported cause area in the majority of top 30 cities

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Who we are

Fidelity Charitable is an independent public charity that offers one of the nation’s largest donor-advised fund programs, making charitable giving accessible, simple, and effective. 

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund is a simple, flexible, and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities, while potentially growing your donations over time.