Individuals gave most of $3B tsunami aid

A new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds that individuals, corporations, and foundations in the United States donated a total of $3.16 billion toward relief efforts [for the December 2004 Asian tsunami].

The overwhelming majority of disaster relief giving came from the combined gifts of individuals nationwide -- not corporate or foundation gifts.

25 percent of American households that donated for tsunami relief gave a combined total of $2.78 billion.

Another $340 million came from corporations, and $40 million came from foundations.

[The Indianapolis Star]

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