2008 to 2009 contributions to top 10 charities

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Posted: Oct 17, 2010 8:02 PM
2008 to 2009 contributions to top 10 charities

Here is a list of the top 10 U.S. charities and the contributions they received in 2009, followed by the increase or decrease from contributions in 2008:

1. United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, Va., $3.84 billion, -4.5 percent.

2. Salvation Army, Alexandria Va., $1.72 billion, -8.4 percent.

3. Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va., $1.28 billion, 66.0 percent.

4. AmeriCares Foundation, Stamford, Conn., $1.19 billion, 18.1 percent.

5. Feed the Children, Oklahoma City, $1.19 billion, 1.2 percent.

6. Food for the Poor, Coconut Creek, Fla., $1.08 billion, -27.6 percent.

7. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Boston, $952.7 million, -40.3 percent.

8. American Cancer Society, Atlanta, $897.6 million, -11.0 percent.

9. World Vision, Federal Way, Wash., $870.5 million, 4.5 percent.

10. The Y (formerly YMCA), Chicago, $774.7 million, -17.2 percent.

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Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://philanthropy.com