Tax returns reveal which California cities give most to charity
Which cities are California’s most generous?
A new look at charitable giving among Californians reveals which cities are the most generous when it comes to helping the less fortunate.
Overall, Californians donate about 2.6 percent of their income to charity, but some cities are more generous than others.
“The cities that give the most cross a wide economic spectrum. Residents of Beverly Hills and Palo Alto collectively gave more than 4 percent of their income to charity in 2012, according to the latest IRS statistics. The simplest explanation: They can afford it,” the Sacramento Bee reports.
“But residents of Comptom and Inglewood, two cities with relatively low household incomes, also collectively gave more than 4 percent of their income. And residents in cities across the San Joaquin Valley collectively gave more than the statewide average to charity. All of those areas have a high proportion of residents active in church. Church giving and tithing often correlate with high levels of giving.”