CHICAGO - An annual survey says charitable giving fell 3.6 percent last year as Americans continued to struggle with the recession.
The Giving USA Foundation reports that Americans donated $303.75 billion during 2009, the second-worst year since 1956, when the foundation started conducting its
Religious organizations received just more than $100 billion, or one-third of the total. That was down less than one percent from 2008.
The survey found that giving to