ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, GoFundMe, the world’s leading fundraising platform, released its annual Giving Report which includes a list of the most generous states and cities in America. Alexandria is the sixth most generous city for supporting individuals, causes and organizations this year.
Some of notable fundraisers in Alexandria this year were:
- Alexandria Community Alliance raised thousands to help families affected by the pandemic by providing necessities like food, toiletries and cleaning supplies.
- The Education Equity Fund of Alexandria has been providing academic support to ACPS students who need tutoring or one on one virtual support.
- Neighborhood Restaurant Group Family Fund were forced to lay off 90% of their staff this year and launched a fund to support their employees.
This year marked ten years of GoFundMe. In the report, the company announced that over the past decade,150 million donations have been made to support individuals, causes and organizations across the globe. The report also highlights global data and company milestones from a decade of giving on GoFundMe.
The report also includes 2020 trends and the year’s most notable moments ranging from COVID-19 support and racial justice to wildfire and hurricane relief. In the report the company states, “It’s important to remember that we’re our best when we come together. As we look toward 2021 and enter the next decade of giving, we can build a more caring world and inspire hope for a better tomorrow.”
The most generous states in America, based on the number of donations per capita on GoFundMe, are:
- New York
- Rhode Island
The most generous cities in America, based on the number of donations per capita on GoFundMe, are:
- Silver Spring, MD
- Spring, TX
- Marietta, GA
- Alpharetta, GA
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Berkeley, CA
- Evanston, IL
- Somerville, MA
- Rockville, MD
The top 2020 fundraising categories in Virginia are:
To view the full GoFundMe Giving Report, visit: gofundme.com/2020