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While Americans may have felt divided across many political issues over the last year, a recent report reveals they were united in at least one magnanimous effort.

Powered by a booming stock market and a strong economy, charitable giving by American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations to U.S. charities surged to an estimated $410.02 billion in 2017.

Even during a time of intensely different perspectives and ideology – especially on the political front – people are giving more as they have more resources available and they are giving to a wide-range of causes.

Source: Giving USA

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