Just One Resource - ANALYZE: How America Gives

Jan 07, 2019
Just One Resource, Generosity, Math
Just One Resource  


In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource]  ANALYZE: How America Gives

The Gist: Using The Chronicle of Philanthropy site, students will explore American financial charitable giving throughout the country’s 50 largest metropolitan areas. Combining data from the Internal Revenue Service, the census, and other sources, this activity provides insights into the relationships between giving and metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

The Best Parts:

  • Once students find a city on the list, they are provided details such as population, average giving per itemizer, average percent of income given to charity, total in itemized contributions, and giving opportunity.
  • Your students will analyze information on 3 cities in their area and compare them to 3 other cities across the country, specifically zooming in on geographical trends between Average Giving per Itemizer and Average Percent of Income to Charity.

About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.