Washingtonians are big on donating time to charity

With Americans having donated nearly $485 billion in 2021, up 4% from the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Most Charitable States for 2023. It also released its picks for the Best Charities for 2023 and a “charity calendar” to help donors decide where and how to give.

To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 19 key indicators of charitable behavior. The data set ranges from the volunteer rate to the share of income donated to the share of sheltered homeless.

Washington ranks 15th overall, largely because it has the fifth-highest percentage of people who donate their time to charitable efforts.

The five most-charitable states are, first through fifth, Utah, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Oregon.

The full report is available online at wallethub.com.