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The study, commissioned by the trust and conducted by Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, found 49 percent of metro Chicago households did volunteer work in 2013 and a big majority of residents "made contributions to support food, shelter, and basic human necessities," Mr. Mazany notes. Households with an annual income of less than $50,000 donated about 4.4 percent of their income, compared to 3.1 percent for higher earners.
See The Chronicle of Philanthropy's How America Gives special report for a region-by-region breakdown of philanthropy nationwide.
--From Philanthropy Today