Blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities give larger shares of their income than whites, a new study finds.

Most of the do­na­tions go to or­gan­i­za­tions and causes that affect members of the same minority group.
Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, al­most two-thirds of black house­holds make char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions, giv­ing 25 per­cent more of their in­come than whites. About $11-bil­lion comes from black do­nors; education groups got the biggest share of their donations. The study also found that 63 per­cent of La­ti­no house­holds do­nate to char­i­ties. The re­port, by the W.K. Kel­logg Foundation, was compiled from data on 1,500 donors supplied by 34 foundation grantees that aid minorities.

With data pro­vid­ed by Rock­e­fel­ler Philanthropy Advisors, in New York, the re­port also examined community foundations and charities that devote their money and work to aiding specific minority groups and causes. Of the 355 funds in­clud­ed in the ana­ly­sis, a third were es­tab­lished in the 1990s. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors estimates those organizations col­lect and dis­trib­ute a­bout $400-mil­lion a year.