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
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Grade 3 Reading Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Graduation Rate Not Applicable
Remediation Rate Not Applicable
Adults with a High School Degree Not Applicable
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Not Applicable
Adults Pursuing Further Education Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care Not Applicable
Overweight or Obese Students Not Applicable
Student Drug Usage Not Applicable
Overweight or Obese Adults Not Applicable
Physically Inactive Adults Not Applicable
Smoking Rate Not Applicable
Flouridated Water Not Applicable
Insurance Coverage Rates Not Applicable
Oral Health Not Applicable
Life Expectancy Not Applicable
Routine Check-ups Not Applicable
Births to Teens Not Applicable
Female-headed Households Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Elderly Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Median Household Income Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate Not Applicable
Child Abuse and Neglect Not Applicable
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate Not Applicable
Homelessness Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Not Applicable
Housing Affordability - Owning Not Applicable
Housing Affordability - Renting Not Applicable
Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Not Applicable
Charitable Giving Not Applicable
Volunteering Not Applicable
Group Participation Not Applicable
Connection to Neighbors Not Applicable
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Adults with a High School Degree Not Applicable
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Not Applicable
Female-headed Households Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Elderly Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Median Household Income Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate Not Applicable
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