Missouri Among Top 20 in Charitable Giving

Missouri ranks in the top 20 among all states when it comes to giving to charity. According to the website WalletHub.com’s 2015 World Giving Index, Missouri ranks 16th when it comes to giving to those in need. Utah ranks first in the nation, and Rhode Island takes the 50th slot. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 95.4 percent of households in the U.S. donate to charities, each contributing an annual average of just under $3,000. In 2014, Americans donated more than $338-billion.