National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Growth in Charity

Facts of Life

BY Jim Cosgrove

August 26 - September 1, 2001 Issue | Posted 8/26/01 at 2:00 PM


THE NUMBER OF tax-exempt organizations in the United States — charitable, religious, educational, scientific and literary — grew 74% from 1987 to 1998. The number of volunteers for all charitable, social welfare and religious organizations (some not tax-exempt) rose from 93 million in 1995 to 109 million in 1998.

Number of tax-exempt organizations

Source: Rasmussen Research/Portrait of America, cited by Prolife Infonet, July 24