Research Report

Analysis of the Giving Potential of High-Income Donors in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region

The recent Chronicle of Philanthropy How America Gives report highlighted the Washington, DC, metropolitan region as a place of exceptional giving—DC ranks high on the list of total charitable dollars given—and one of unmet “giving potential.”

This report validates those findings but demonstrates that there is considerable variation among giving patterns within the region by providing a more granular analysis of its neighborhoods and counties.

As the culture of giving continues to develop in the city and its neighboring regions, this analysis can frame conversations about which counties can give more and what the city’s philanthropic infrastructure must look like to absorb this giving potential.