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Record year for charitable donations in 2020

Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 16:21:44-05

2020 was a record year for charitable donations.

Fidelity Charitable, the nation's largest grantmaker, saw donations surge 24% from 2019 to $9.1 billion, the largest total on record.

The charity reported that donations to charities that address food insecurity rocketed up 12,000% with Feeding America, Meals On Wheels and World Central Kitchen becoming among Fidelity Charitable's top 20 most popular charities for the first time.