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"Generous" Corridor

IOWA CITY, IA (IC Press Citizen) -  was recently ranked the fourth most generous city in the nation, according to a study on volunteerism and charitable giving by consumer finance site NerdWallet.

According to the study, 49.1 percent of Iowa City residents volunteer their time, averaging 57.6 hours per person each year.

The study also found Iowa Citians donate about 4 percent of their income to charity. This was calculated by analyzing the median contribution and the median discretionary income

All data was obtained from the Corporation for National & Community Service and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The study analyzed 366 places.

The top three cities on the list were all in Utah: Provo was No. 1, followed by Ogden and Salt Lake City.

Des Moines and Cedar Rapids also made the list, coming in at 15th and 18th, respectively.

http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/most-generous-cities/

 
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