Women Give 2014

Publication date: 
December, 2014
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Women Give 2014 examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving. In an important shift from the standard religiosity-giving story, young single women who are religiously unaffiliated – the “Nones” – give generously to charitable organizations, especially to Not-religiously identified organizations. This study suggests that the trend of declining religious affiliation does not foreshadow a decline in giving to charitable organizations.