Study: Atlanta 13th most generous city

  1. Atlanta is among the top 20 most generous cities in the United States, a new study shows.

    Atlanta ranks 13th on a list ranking charity donations in 2009 among 273 cities with populations of more than 100,000.

    The report ranks the cities based on per capita online giving and on the total amount donated online through Austin, Texas-based Convio.

    Despite a drop in average gift size in most cities, more than $284 million was donated by the 273 major cities in 2009, up from nearly $240 million in 2008.

    Alexandria, Va., ranked as the most generous city. View the complete list here.

    The rankings are based on the more than $921 million in online donations processed by Convio on behalf of thousands of nonprofit organizations during the calendar year 2009.

    Most generous cities

    Alexandria
    Cambridge
    Arlington
    Washington
    Minneapolis
    Seattle
    Berkeley
    St. Louis
    Bellevue
    Ann Arbor
    Austin
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Pittsburgh
    Cincinnati
    Scottsdale
    Naperville
    Salt Lake City
    Orlando
    Houston
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