An evangelical financial organization has released on Wednesday the findings of its fourth annual “State of Giving” report, which notes that giving to member groups has increased over the past two years.
Among their findings, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability found that annual monetary giving to ECFA-accredited organizations increased 6.4 percent between 2011 and 2012.
ECFA also found a 1.7 percent overall increase in contributions to ECFA member groups from 2010 to 2011, as well as a 5.8 percent overall increase from 2011 to 2012.
“As many American families experience economic challenges, church and nonprofit donors continue to demonstrate faithfulness in supporting God’s work,” said ECFA President Dan Busby in a statement.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Busby explained that among the many different entities that members were donating, the strongest trend regarded child-centered philanthropies.
“Some of the strongest trends over the last few years relating to the strength in giving increases for charities which provide services to children-adoption, orphan care, and child sponsorship,” said Busby.