Total philanthropic giving for 1997 came to $143.46 billion, with $121.89 billion from individuals and bequests, $13.37 billion from noncorporate foundations, and $8.2 billion from corporate foundations. Just over $14 billion, or 8.8 percent of total contributions received by charities, was in the health category. This segment included support of health services and health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes; support of...
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