Or people have figured out many so called charities and non-profits are frauds or just dont do what they say they do.
It may have something to do with the sneaking suspicion that the money doesn’t go where they say it will.
If you Donate to one like magic you get hundreds of those requests in the mail . Here’s a sucker gets passed threw their network
Given that today the median income in America is a staggeringly low $32,000, I can see why on this factor alone charitable giving is down.
Leftists “gave at the tax office” (or made YOU give at the tax office) and that’s good enough in their mind.
I dont give anymore for 2 reasons..
Which charities actually use the money judicially
will not bug me for years about another contribution
Last donation I used Paypal thinking it would be anonymous. Learned a quick lesson there. Never again!
Not buying that...No sale.
I DO NOT give to national orgs such as the United Way.
I give a lot to charity, both money and in-kind gifts or service, but I avoid secular charities. Several years ago I wrote off United Way. Later Girl Scouts. Now Boy Scouts. Ironically, the reason I wrote off United Way a long time ago had to do with its prejudice against the Boy Scouts. I do donate to the local food bank and animal shelter but that is about it as far as secular groups are concerned.
We Donate to battered womens shelters and hospital patient support homes.
I stopped almost entirely after the 2008 election — I decided that most charities are “helping” people who want the Almighty Government to be their savior. Okay, have fun with that.
I donate a lot to charity, at the point of a gun. I would prefer to direct my money to charities that I feel are worthwhile, not what 536 people in The Swamp dictate.
Most charities are not good at their stated goal.
Give locally. Become involved in organizations and donate time and talent.
I have started to limit my monetary giving.
I give to Conservative candidates...and consider that Charity
this one gave up organized religion, which is what surveys measure. Faith in God has increased.
Shortly after, realized how even many christain organizations never seem to stop asking for more. Don’t give any more not because of money but don’t want to be a fool any more.
I’d say there are more with similar thoughts.
Another factor that has affected my personal giving this year has been the Trump tax cuts.
For the first time in over 30 years I ended up taking the standard deduction instead of itemizing. Turbo Tax determined that the standard deduction gave me a bigger refund than itemizing, even with a home mortgage.
So that tax deductable donation to Save the Frogs ends up not getting deducted. So this year Save the Frogs wont get a check.
I used to give generously, even when it meant a hardship for my family. I gave of time, money, resources, and talent.
Then Obama happened and for several years I was told I was privileged because I was white (even though we were drowning in medical debt and could barely keep the roof over our heads).
When he was re-elected, I had enough. Charity would now begin at home. I haven’t donated to anything except church since. No more killing myself for people who would gladly take my money and call me a racist behind my back. There was no more joy in the sacrifice.
They also have wised up and realized that 90% of the money winds up in the pockets of the Charity Administration personnel.
I’m an Atheist, and I’m more than happy to donate to charities as long as they are reputable. I even donate food to our local churches and both money and clothing to the Salvation Army. Every time I walk out of our local grocer during the holidays (which is up to thrice weekly), I donate to the SA bell ringer whatever I can.
Reputation is the biggest concern for me. I want to know that what I’m giving is going to the cause, where it is needed, and not the pocket of someone running the charity.
The new $24,000. “standard deduction” (married) isn’t helping charities either...only Mitt Romney comes close to that for charitable contributions/deductions! ;-) Should drop the standard deduction to zero and drop the tax rate to compensate (net zero). Also get rid of the EITC!