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]