In the spirit of the season of giving, have you ever wondered which states are the most generous? It turns out that Utah leads the pack of the most giving states—in both time and monetary donations. Utah residents donate 6.6% of their income to charitable causes, and the Beehive State also ranks first in total volunteer time.1
Why are these figures so high? One factor could be the state’s majority Latter-day Saint population. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rank highest among all religious groups for income donation,2 especially given the religion’s benchmark to donate 10% of all personal income.
Another reason? Utah has a massive charity count of 8,582—583 of which are nonprofits alone.3 From environmental conservation efforts to humanitarian outreach, dive in below to see just how giving Utah is.