Among wealthy households, the average amount given to charity last year increased 28 percent, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Through an ongoing partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the fifth in this series of biennial studies reveals a strong commitment to charitable causes among high net worth households.
Below is a link to the National Philanthropic Trust 2015 Donor Advised Fund report, which uses 2014 fiscal -year data from 1,016 charities. The information is vital for planning and policy making purposes to the non-profit sector. You will note that between 2013 and 2014 there was a 30% increase in distributions to charities from donor advised funds from $9.83 billion to $12.49 billion.