Giving in Florida 2022

Giving in Florida, an in-depth analysis of Floridian households' giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes, is a joint project of Florida Nonprofit Alliance, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  This report, published in April of 2022, is the first of its kind for the state of Florida.

Click here to download the report.

Click here to download the infographic.


Key Findings in the Report include:

Floridians are generous in a variety of ways.  

  • Most Floridians give to charities. Almost 7 out of 10 households in Florida made charitable donations in 2021.  Of those donors, 74% gave the majority of their donated funds to organizations based in Florida.
  • Many Floridians volunteer. Over half of households reported volunteering in 2021.  Volunteering was more common among younger Floridians and high-net-worth households.
  • Nearly all Floridians help others directly. 87% of Florida households reported participating in informal philanthropy.  Over half of all respondents reported giving directly to people in need who they know personally within Florida.
  • Floridians give to racial justice causes. Over one in four Floridians reported giving an average of $1,335 to racial justice causes in 2021.  Younger, Black, and Hispanic respondent were more likely to give to racial justice causes.
  • The report also includes information on donor profiles and motivations, the link between issues and charitable giving, and regional differences in giving within Florida.

The findings in this report highlight the importance of working with a more expansive definition of generosity, which will allow nonprofits to connect with all of the constituents who are passionate about their values.


The goals of Giving in Florida were to:
  • Increase the understanding of philanthropy and provide Florida's nonprofit sector with valuable research, allowing them to benchmark and understand giving behaviors in Florida
  • Compare Florida's philanthropic climate to the rest of the nation
  • Educate donors, leaders, and board members
  • Understand motives and incentives behind household charitable giving to empower local nonprofits to match donor interest.  
In 2022 Giving in Florida went on a tour around the state!
  • Northeast Florida (hosted in Jacksonville) - Tuesday, May 10th, 3PM ET. 
  • Manatee County (hosted in Bradenton) - Tuesday, May 17th, 2PM ET.
  • Charlotte/Lee Counties (hosted in Punta Gorda) - Wednesday, May 18, 9AM ET
  • Sarasota County (hosted in Sarasota) - Wednesday, May 18, 1PM ET
  • Greater Orlando (hosted in Orlando) - Thursday, May 19, 10AM ET
  • Brevard County (hosted in Rockledge) - Tuesday, May 24, 2PM ET
  • Treasure Coast (hosted in Stuart) - Wednesday, May 25, 10AM ET
  • Marion County (hosted in Ocala) - Thursday, June 2, 10AM ET
  • Collier County (hosted in Naples) - Tuesday, June 7, 10AM ET
  • Northeast Florida (hosted in Jacksonville) - Thursday, June 23, 
  • Tampa Bay (hosted virtually) - Wednesday, June 29, 2PM ET
  • Palm Beach County (hosted in West Palm) - Tuesday, July 26, 10AM ET
  • Broward County (hosted in Fort Lauderdale) - Tuesday, July 26, 2:30PM ET
  • Giving in Rural Florida (virtual, co-hosted with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations) - Thursday, July 28, 10AM ET
  • Miami-Dade County (hosted virtually) - Thursday, August 4, 3:30PM ET
  • Escambia County (hosted in Pensacola) - Wednesday, August 16, 12PM CT
  • Alachua County (hosted in Gainesville) - Thursday, September 8, 12PM ET
  • Leon and surrounding counties (hosted virtually) - Thursday, September 15, 11:30AM ET
  • Leon County (hosted in Tallahassee) - Thursday, September 29, 10AM ET
  • Tampa Bay (hosted in Tampa) - Wednesday, November 9, 12PM ET
Giving in Florida Advisory Council:
  • Sabeen Perwaiz, Florida Nonprofit Alliance, Facilitator
  • Natalie Castellanos, Health Foundation of South Florida
  • Rena Coughlin, Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
  • Ashley Dietz, Florida Philanthropic Network
  • Malika Harrison, Orlando Magic
  • Graciela Noriega Jacoby, Heart of United Way
  • Min Sun Kim, Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
  • Mari Kuraishi, Jessie Ball duPont Fund
  • Leah McDermott, Florida Nonprofit Alliance
  • Jennifer McFarren, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Collin Mullis, Jessie Ball duPont Fund
  • David Odahowski, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
  • Vicki Pugh, Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Susan Towler, Florida Blue Foundation
  • Amber Tynan, United Partners for Human Services
  • Julie Howe Van Tongeren, Collier Community Foundation
  • Nina Waters, The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida


Giving in Florida resources:

Click here to download the report.

Click here to download the infographic.

Click here to view the Giving in Florida Research Release recording.

Click here to download the Giving in Florida press release.



For more information about this research, please contact Sabeen Perwaiz.

Thanks to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for their support of this research.