Private philanthropy and remittances sent to the developing world totaled nearly twice the amount of government aid.
Private giving and remittances - money sent by immigrants in the U.S. back to their home countries -- totaled $233 billion compared to $121 billion in government aid.
U.S. philanthropy to developing countries, including contributions from foundations, corporations, private and voluntary groups, individual volunteers, religious organizations, and colleges and universities, totaled $37.3 billion.
That compares to $26.8 billion in aid from the U.S. government to developing countries.
---Philanthropy Journal, quoting the 2010 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances published by the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.