Charity

Family sitting at table (© Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Americans adapt to social distancing to fight coronavirus

As Americans keep their distance from one another to slow the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, they also reimagine and reinvent daily routines.
People clearing debris from collapsed building (© Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Humanitarian causes unite people of all faiths

The new book "Faith + Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows the robust and diverse religious landscape in America. Download the free PDF.
U.S. Marine dropping off toys in front of a store for a toy drive (© Sandy Huffaker/AP Images)

Americans give back during the holidays [photo gallery]

Each year, millions of Americans volunteer in their communities to help those who are less fortunate celebrate the holidays.
Young girl getting help putting on winter coat (© Eugene Gologursky/Getty Image)

Americans donate millions to charities on Giving Tuesday

Americans donate to charities on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to give back to their communities and help around the world.
Long table of military personnel eating a meal and talking and laughing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)

In pictures: U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving

Though far from home, Thanksgiving traditions old and new are carried on and shared by U.S. troops wherever they are around the world.
Large white ship with red crosses painted on it (U.S. Navy/Bill Mesta)

U.S. hospital ship sails again to help Venezuelans

The USNS Comfort will stop at 14 ports of call and support local health care systems by providing on-ship and on-shore medical and dental treatment.
Kazi Mannan in restaurant kitchen stirring big pot (© Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Restaurant owner feeds the homeless, hosts iftars

The Sakina Halal Grill serves everyone who walks through the door, even if they can’t pay. During Ramadan, its owner also hosts iftars for the homeless.
Woman walking small horse on snow-covered farm (© 4-H Council)

The next generation of U.S. agricultural know-how

American youth organization 4-H recognizes future leaders in the U.S. agricultural community with the Youth in Action Award. See how they won.
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2017: Americans’ most generous year ever

In 2017, Americans' charitable donations surpassed the $400 billion mark in a single year for the first time. Find out what types of philanthropy are most popular across the United States.