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 st rong 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 if 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.